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ISSUE 113

6 ANALYSIS: 2020 LOCKED IN The changes to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar for 2020. 8 ANALYSIS: COMINGS & GOINGS The ins and outs of circuits on the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar. 10 ANALYSIS: PARITY PUZZLE Supercars’ battle to achieve parity between the Ford Mustang, Holden ZB Commodore and Nissan Altima. 12 ANALYSIS: MOVERS & SHAKERS The co-driver movements for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. 14 WINTERBOTTOM COLUMN Mark Winterbottom on Team 18’s motivations and chances for the endurance events. 16 LOWNDES COLUMN Craig Lowndes on reuniting with Jamie Whincup and re-signing with Triple Eight Race Engineering. 18 ROGERS COLUMN Garry Rogers on how his team is shaping up for the endurance events.

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23 FEATURE: GOING THE DISTANCE Entry list, team-by-team preview and event guides for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. 31 FEATURE: THE BURNING QUESTIONS The 19 questions that will be answered in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. 36 RECORDS: NUMBERS GAME The numbers, milestones and records that matter for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. 38 FEATURE: ENDURO DREAM TEAM Exclusive interviews with Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander on Triple Eight Race Engineering’s endurance dream team.

47 RECORDS: BATHURST, GOLD COAST, SANDOWN & ENDURO CUP The winners and record holders from the Bathurst 500/1000, Gold Coast 600, Sandown endurance event and Endurance Cup. 56 FEATURE: YOUNG GUNS TO WATCH The up-and-coming co-drivers to watch in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. 6O FEATURE: BACK IN THE MIX Profile of Garry Rogers Motorsport’s Chris Pither and his long battle for a regular drive in Supercars. 66 SHOOTOUT: MOST SUCCESSFUL ENDURANCE COMBINATIONS Our top 10 best endurance combinations in the history of Australian touring cars.

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THE SEASON OF ENDURANCE

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t is spring, so the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship switches into endurance mode for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup! The two-driver long-distance events begin with the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, in a break from tradition without a 500km endurance event lead-in. Following the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, the PIRTEK Enduro Cup will be awarded at the final Penrite Oil Sandown 500. We preview the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup in this edition of SupercarXtra Magazine, including a team-by-team guide, the key questions heading into the endurance events, the records and numbers that matter and a profile of the up and coming young co-drivers to watch. Elsewhere in this edition, we

interview Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander on their return to Supercars, forming arguably the strongest ever line-ups alongside Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen respectively at Triple Eight Race Engineering. The print edition of this issue also includes a pullout poster with Triple Eight’s ‘Dream Team’ on one side and a celebration of Peter Brock and Jim Richards’ dominant win at Bathurst in 1979 on the other. We also interview Chris Pither, the reigning Dunlop Super2 Series champion, on his fascinating career. Lowndes, Mark Winterbottom and Garry Rogers also share their thoughts in their new columns, following on from our analysis of the key issues in Supercars, including the changes to the 2020

calendar and formats. We also list the best endurance combinations of alltime in our Shootout section. Remember, this edition is also available in digital form online and in the App Store and Google Play stores. Visit us at SupercarXtra. com.au to follow the latest news and to shop at our online store, or keep in touch with us on our social media channels on Twitter and Instagram at @SupercarXtra and on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ SupercarXtra. Whether you’re reading this in the standard issue of SupercarXtra Magazine or within the event programs for Bathurst, Gold Coast and/or Sandown, we hope this publication adds to your enjoyment of the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. – Adrian

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There may by one less round on the 2020 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship calendar, but there will be more racing next season, with a newlook SuperSprint format increasing the distance of races at those events.

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he Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will be fought over 14 rounds in 2020, one less than in 2019. Yet, despite the reduction in rounds, there will be more racing in terms of total kilometres with an increase in race distances at

the SuperSprint rounds. Sydney Motorsport Park returns to the calendar following a one-year hiatus in 2019, while Phillip Island and Queensland Raceway have missed out on slots in order to consolidate the calendar (see page eight). Sydney Motorsport Park and Perth will once again host

SuperNight events under lights, while plans are underway to race at night at the Gold Coast. Queensland’s Gold Coast and Townsville street events are locked in under new fiveyear deals beginning in 2020. The PIRTEK Enduro Cup undergoes a change with The Bend Motorsport Park hosting

the 500km endurance event in September before the Bathurst 1000, with the Gold Coast 600 concluding the long-distance season. Sandown remains on the calendar with the new SuperSprint format in November, with a new threeyear deal for the circuit. The trip to New Zealand

BELOW: The 2020 season will kick-off with the Superloop Adelaide 500 from February 20 to 23.

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for the Auckland SuperSprint moves from September to April, run on the ANZAC Day long weekend in 2020. The SuperSprint format will be used at Symmons Plains, Auckland, Winton, Darwin and Sandown, with the Saturday races increased from 120km to 200km. The SuperNight rounds at Sydney and Perth will also feature two 200km races. The other race formats are: two 250km races at the Adelaide 500 and Newcastle 500, two 200km races at the Townsville 400 and four 100km races at the Melbourne 400. The formats for the endurance events remain the same with a single 500km race at the The Bend 500, a 1000km race at the Bathurst 1000 and two 300km races at the Gold Coast 600. In total, there will be 6,700 racing kilometres in 2020. The number of Top 10 Shootouts increases to 11 in 2020, with the use of a Shootout at The Bend 500 rather than the qualifying races that featured at the Sandown 500, while there will also be Shootouts across both

races at the Adelaide 500, Gold Coast 600 and Newcastle 500 with one at Auckland, Townsville, Darwin and Bathurst. The three-part knockoutqualifying format will feature at the SuperSprint and SuperNight rounds, while two-part 25-minute qualifying sessions will precede the Shootouts in Adelaide, Pukekohe, Townsville, Darwin, The Bend, Gold Coast and Newcastle. “It was important to us to increase the amount of Supercar racing for the fans at track and at home,” says Supercars CEO Sean Seamer. “SuperSprint weekends are now full of Supercars racing on both days, and we are really stepping up the entertainment value for fans and partners, on and off the track. “If you’re someone who can only come on the Saturday versus the Sunday, you pay the same to be there. “We felt like we needed to make sure that we were delivering a better product on a Saturday at the sprint rounds. “The other piece is that it capitalises on us being there

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all weekend anyway, so if we’re there we felt like we should be racing a little bit longer on Saturdays. “We are also working hard on providing an improved offering for the fans with a more seamless experience from the time they buy a ticket to the time they leave the track, diverse food and beverage offerings including more modern options, and additional entertainment. “We believe events such as

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Auckland, Tailem Bend and Sandown are in even better times of year, and we have been able to establish a more regular and consistent flow to all events. “The teams have sufficient time between events to operate at the highest level.” The season begins with a pre-season test day at The Bend Motorsport Park on February 18, two days before the start of the Superloop Adelaide 500.

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While new contracts lock in Gold Coast, Sandown and Townsville in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship and Sydney Motorsport Park returns, Phillip Island and Queensland Raceway have had to make way.

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he Virgin Australia Supercars Championship will continue to race on the streets of the Gold Coast and Townsville for the next five years with the signing of new contracts. And with Sydney Motorsport Park returning, the Phillip Island Grand Prix Circuit and Queensland Raceway were left off the calendar for 2020. Phillip Island and Queensland Raceway remain in the frame for 2021 and beyond, according to Supercars, though the former has struggled to attract crowds over various formats and dates on the calendar and the latter has had to undergo safety improvements over recent years. Queensland Raceway will remain the testing venue for the Queensland-based teams and has been on the calendar since it opened in 1999, while Phillip Island has only missed one year since 1993, with an absence in 2004. “Phillip Island is one of the best permanent circuits in Australia, but with our operational requirements limiting the number of rounds we can complete over 12 months, it was not included in the 2020 calendar,” says Supercars CEO Sean Seamer.

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“It does not mean that the championship will not return to either facility in the future. “There were no easy decisions. I fully expect that at some point in time we’ll be back… “It was not an easy decision knowing the strong support we have in Ipswich. “We’ve gone through very considered discussions with the teams, we’ve listened to the fans, we’ve looked at our ticketing, we’ve looked at our ratings and made those decisions based on all of that quantitative and qualitative data.”

While Phillip Island and Queensland Raceway are absent, Sydney Motorsport Park returns to host one of two SuperNight events in 2020. Sydney Motorsport Park has had a $33 million investment from the New South Wales state government for the construction of 150 permanent light towers around the circuit, in addition to the establishment of Australia’s only ‘Motor Sports Centre of Excellence’. The Bend Motorsport Park will have a significant increase in Supercars action

in 2020 with the pre-season test day and as host of the 500km endurance event. While the recently built South Australian facility takes on the pre-Bathurst 500km enduro, Sandown will remain on the calendar with a new three-year deal. The new deal included safety upgrades, mainly modifications to the run-off at the high-speed Turn 6. The switch in dates allows Supercars to schedule Auckland, The Bend Motorsport Park and Sandown events in more favourable times of the year. Phillip Island has been left off the calendar for the first time since 2004.

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Superloop Adelaide 500 Adelaide Street Circuit, SA

Supercars Melbourne 400, Formula 1® Rolex Australian Grand Prix Albert Park, VIC

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PIRTEK Perth SuperNight Barbagallo Raceway, WA

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26–28 JUNE SuperStreet

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Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 Mount Panorama, NSW

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Vodafone Gold Coast 600 Surfers Paradise, QLD

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Will the revamped Holden ZB Commodore and Nissan Altima keep pace with the Ford Mustang over the endurance events?

The performance of the Ford Mustang relative to the Holden ZB Commodore and Nissan Altima will be closely monitored during the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup, as the latest round of parity measures are tested across the long-distance events.

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chieving parity between the three models racing in the 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship, the Ford Mustang, Holden ZB Commodore and Nissan Altima, has been a work in progress throughout the season. Changes to the new Mustang’s aerodynamics early in the season was followed by a further redistribution of ballast in the three models, in a bid to equalise performance. The Holden ZB Commodore underwent aerodynamic changes leading into the ITM 10

Auckland SuperSprint in September, including an extended front undertray, a Gurney flap added along the trailing edge of its rear wing endplates and the removal of the high-level brake light detail on the top edge of the tailgate. It followed changes to the undertray and rear-wing angle in June. The Nissan Altima, meanwhile, had the front undertray trimmed and the height of the bootlid Gurney flap raised in August, in a bid to shift aerodynamic balance rearwards. This was the second aerodynamic revamp to the Altima in the last 12 months with a change to the Gurney flap

leading into the 2019 season. The changes and increased discussion around parity follow the introduction of the ZB Commodore in 2018 and Mustang in 2019. With DJR Team Penske and Scott McLaughlin utilising the speed of the Mustang for a record-breaking season, the performance of the revamped Commodore and Altima relative to the Mustang at the endurance events is set to dictate the direction of further parity measures for 2020. In the case of Kelly Racing, the performance of the updated Altima will help determine the future direction

of the team as it weighs up whether to persist with the current cars despite the loss of factory backing from Nissan or switch to the Commodore or Mustang for 2020 and beyond. Further parity measures would also coincide with new technical regulations for 2020, including longer-life engine parts, control dampers and more, following on from the ban on twin-spring dampers and the introduction of a new transaxle gearbox for this season. Stay tuned to SupercarXtra. com.au for all the latest news over the course of the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

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MOVERS & SHAKERS

There may have been an injection of youth with the absence of some veterans from the ranks of co-drivers for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup, but it’s the return of two legends of Supercars that headlines the changes.

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raig Lowndes and Garth Tander return to Supercars in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup, forming a formidable line-up of championship-winning drivers at Triple Eight Race Engineering. The Lowndes-Jamie Whincup and Tander-Shane van Gisbergen combinations have a total of 14 Bathurst 1000 wins and 12 championships, headlining the field of 26 cars that will tackle the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000. While former winners Jason Bright and Paul Dumbrell and veteran co-drivers Steve Owen and David Russell are not featuring in 2019, wildcard entrants Brodie Kostecki, Jake Kostecki and Alexander Rossi face the tough task of making their Supercars debuts at Bathurst. These are the changes amongst the co-drivers for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup: Tim Blanchard, Michael Caruso, Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander switch from being main drivers to co-drivers at Brad Jones Racing, Tickford Racing and Triple Eight Race Engineering respectively. Garry Jacobson and Macauley Jones switch 12

Lowndes is back! The fan-favourite returns to defend his Bathurst and PIRTEK Enduro Cup titles.

from being co-drivers to main-driver roles at Kelly Racing and Brad Jones Racing respectively. Steven Richards moves from Triple Eight Race Engineering to Team 18. Dean Canto moves from Tickford Racing to Brad Jones Racing. Dale Wood moves from Brad Jones Racing to Kelly Racing.

Bryce Fullwood moves from Matt Stone Racing to Kelly Racing. Will Brown, Tony D’Alberto, Alex Davison, Dean Fiore, Warren Luff, James Moffat, Richard Muscat, Jack Perkins, Chris Pither, Alexandre Prémat, Alex Rullo, Ashley Walsh, Jonathon Webb and Luke Youlden remain with the same teams. Earl Bamber, Jason Bright,

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t is strange to be heading to Bathurst without having been to Sandown beforehand. Previously, we’ve relied on Sandown to get us up to speed and ready for Bathurst. The biggest impact without that, now, will be in terms of how we manage pitstops, rotor changes, driver changes, etc. Whereas in the past it’s been second nature by the time you get to Bathurst, it’s going to be a bit different this time. This is where experience will count for a lot in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. We are fortunate to welcome Steven Richards into the team, with all his experience in Supercars. He’s won the Bathurst 1000 five times and is very comfortable driving around the Mount Panorama Circuit. It’s also not just about getting a good driver. You’ve got to have someone who can ride the emotions of the week and keep a level head, especially with the challenges of that weekend, so you are in

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a strong position by Sunday afternoon. There’s lots of things that the driver plays a role in, not just lap times, so we’re lucky we’ve got that. Richo’s already played a big role within the team this season. He comes to briefings and shares his input, which has been very beneficial given his experience driving Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Commodores. He’s been able to assist us in the direction in which we’ve gone with the car, confirming whether the feel is normal or not, putting into perspective where we are at and what further changes we should be making. I can’t wait to put him in the car and actually race with him, because he’s played a big role already. After switching to a single-car team this season, working with Richo over the endurance events will be like having a teammate again. Now it’s about driving together and getting it done on the track. We’ve seen single-car teams win endurance

“WE ARE DETERMINED TO ACHIEVE A GOOD RESULT, ESPECIALLY FOR CHARLIE SCHWERKOLT GIVEN ALL THE TIME, EFFORT AND SUPPORT HE’S PUT INTO THIS PROJECT.” races in recent years, so it’s not impossible. We’ve boosted our engineering line-up and had some new staff members arrive recently, so we feel like we’re in a really good place. You never know what can happen in the endurance events. The fastest car doesn’t always win, so we need to be ready for what comes, and that people power behind us will make a big difference. You never go to Bathurst thinking you can’t win, and that’s why Bathurst is such a cool race. I think we can go up there and be really competitive and, actually, potentially surprise a few people. But, at the same time, we need to be realistic. On a given day we can definitely get the job done, so we’ve got nothing to lose.

It’s nice being the underdog. There’s no championship pressure on us, so we can just go there and have a crack. It’s a pretty good situation to be in. We are determined to achieve a good result, especially for Charlie Schwerkolt given all the time, effort and support he’s put into this project. He’s never had a win with his own team in Supercars, and I’d love to achieve that for him because he’s put a lot in and people don’t see how hard he works behind the scenes. Just imagine if his first trophy in the workshop is from Bathurst or one of the endurance events! That’d be pretty impressive, so we are working hard to make that happen. – Frosty

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RIGHT ON TRACK

Column by Craig Lowndes

BACK IN THE DRIVER’S SEAT

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fter spending eight months out of a Supercar on a regular basis, it’s great to be back behind the wheel for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. It’s a time of the season I’ve always loved, even as a fulltime driver, and I’m excited to get back into working with the Triple Eight Race Engineering team and racing in Supercars. I’m very familiar with the team and the car, from the ergonomics in the driver’s seat to getting the most out of it, so it should be a smooth transition back into it following my last race in Newcastle in November 2018. My co-driver Jamie Whincup and teammate Shane van Gisbergen have been moving in the right direction in recent rounds, building momentum just in time for the endurance events. Jamie and I haven’t driven together in a Supercar since 2009, when the rules changed so the full-time drivers couldn’t team up, so it took me retiring to get the band back together. We’ve always understood and felt the car in a similar way. And, after being teammates since 2006, we’ve picked up right where we left off. Jamie and Shane have struggled in certain parts of this season, but they and the team have worked hard to get back on track and it’s been great to see them take on that leadership role. 16

It’ll also be good to have Garth Tander as a teammate for the first time in our careers. It was strange at the start of the season to have Garth and Mark Winterbottom, as a driver of a Triple Eight customer car, in the workshop and sharing with them how we operate as a team, considering we’ve been rivals for years. Now, though, Garth and Shane are shaping up as a great combination and will help drive Jamie and I on over the course of the endurance events. Garth and I have had our own little rivalry during the co-driver sessions throughout the year, so now we can take that into the endurance races.

We’ve already recommitted to the team beyond 2019. It’s a relationship that dates back to 2005, and with the way the team conducts itself and the level of performance it achieves, there’s nowhere else we’d rather be. Roland Dane is tough but fair. When we first started working together, it was the beginnings of the

powerhouse team it became. Now, 14 years on, I feel like part of the furniture and look forward to achieving more success together. The atmosphere within the team is really positive heading into the endurance events, so now it’s time to deliver on the track. – Craig

“JAMIE AND I HAVEN’T DRIVEN TOGETHER IN A SUPERCAR SINCE 2009, WHEN THE RULES CHANGED SO THE FULL-TIME DRIVERS COULDN’T TEAM UP, SO IT TOOK ME RETIRING TO GET THE BAND BACK TOGETHER.”

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GARRY THE GURU

Column by Garry Rogers

THE POWER OF BATHURST

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here is no question that Bathurst is a magic place. It’s the name and history of the place and the expectations surrounding it that makes it so special. You can’t help but to feel a little different at Bathurst compared to other races because when you arrive there and drive around the track, it’s a different atmosphere. A good result at Bathurst can ease the pain of a poor season. It’s like the Melbourne Cup; everyone remembers who won the Melbourne Cup and everyone remembers who won the Bathurst 1000. We have a history of being able to prepare some very good cars for that particular event, and we have had some very good results because of that. We have obviously just been missing something so far this year, but you never know. Things often pan out a little differently at these endurance races. Our disappointing results so far this season are certainly not through lack of funding or effort; we are just not quite good enough at the moment. I’m referring to all of us, the drivers and the team. When I look at our team and the people that we have in place, I don’t see any obvious chinks in our armor, or anything that we are clearly doing wrong, but we are just not quick enough. Richie Stanaway is back on deck and he is healthy and fit after the neck issues he

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suffered earlier in the season. People have sold him a bit short. I really believe that if Richie puts his best foot forward, then he will be right up there. Chris Pither has been a great addition to our team. He won the Dunlop Super2 Series championship with us last year, and he can certainly drive these cars. He is used to our team, and he understands the boys and how they work. James ‘Bieber’ Golding and Richard Muscat did a very good job finishing eighth last year. Garth Tander and Chris were sixth also, so if we have as good a result as we did last year, whilst we wouldn’t be over the moon, it wouldn’t be too bad.

But the endurance season is not just about Bathurst. The Gold Coast is the hardest event of all because it is physically hard on both the car and the driver. It is a very demanding, unforgiving circuit, and you only have to make one mistake. It’s also the hardest race mechanically on the car, with the massive brake wear and tear, and it’s also hard on the shocks and suspension with all of the bouncing off kerbs. Sandown has got history and mystique. It’s not at the same level as Bathurst, but it’s still a much-loved event. It’s easier on both the car and driver than the Gold Coast, but none of them are easy.

Sandown is usually the warm-up, but now it’s the final race of the endurance season. It’s a bit of a shame that Sandown won’t be an endurance race in 2020, but I am impressed with The Bend Motorsport Park as a circuit. It is an outstanding complex and the facilities certainly match Bathurst. The people who are responsible for that venue need to be commended. With the pit facilities and the flowing nature of the circuit, I think an endurance race there will be very good. As for this year, we just have to make sure that all of our guys are aware of what is at stake and that we are ready to go and get the job done. – Garry

“PEOPLE HAVE SOLD HIM A BIT SHORT. I REALLY BELIEVE THAT IF RICHIE PUTS HIS BEST FOOT FORWARD, THEN HE WILL BE RIGHT UP THERE.”

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The Virgin Australia Supercars Championship goes into long-distance mode with the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, awarded to the combination with the most points across the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000, Vodafone Gold Coast 600 and Penrite Oil Sandown 500. And with no leadin endurance event ahead of the Great Race at the Mount Panorama Circuit, the test for the drivers and teams is even greater in 2019. he 2019 Virgin Australia Supercars Championship has been dominated by DJR Team Penske and Scott McLaughlin, though the PIRTEK Enduro Cup presents new challenges as the Ford team faces rivals determined to stop the charge of the Mustang. In a shake-up of an age-old tradition, Bathurst opens the endurance season in October. Without the lead-in endurance event, drivers and teams face a real challenge to get up to speed and deliver at the Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 at the legendary Mount Panorama Circuit. Then the show goes to the sun-soaked streets of Surfers Paradise for the Vodafone Gold Coast 600, with the twin 300km races always proving a real challenge. The concrete-lined streets of the Gold Coast are a big test for drivers and cars and last year saw the Sunday race abandoned due to monsoon-like conditions. The endurance season comes to a close with the Penrite Oil Sandown 500, where the qualifying races are always entertaining and will award points for the first time in 2019. The PIRTEK Enduro Cup will be awarded to the driver combination with the most points across Bathurst, Gold Coast and Sandown. These are the contenders for that crown‌ SUPERCAR XTRA

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DJR TEAM PENSKE

The dominant force of the 2019 season will be looking to end a 25-year drought at Bathurst and claim a first PIRTEK Enduro Cup, with the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship drivers’ and teams’ titles also within reach. Scott McLaughlin has been the driver to beat in 2019, heading towards a second consecutive drivers’ title with a record-breaking campaign in the new Ford Mustang. McLaughlin is once again joined by Frenchman Alexandre Prémat in the #17 entry for their fifth outing as a pairing, winning the Gold Coast 600 in 2017. They also scored a third place at Bathurst in 2018 on their way to second in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup standings, so it’s no surprise they are shaping as the favourites in 2019 given McLaughlin’s form this season.

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Drivers

2 3 5 6 7 8 9 12 14 15 17 18 19 21 22 23 27 33 34 35 55 56 78 97 99 888

Scott Pye/Warren Luff Garry Jacobson/Dean Fiore Lee Holdsworth/Thomas Randle Cameron Waters/Michael Caruso André Heimgartner/Bryce Fullwood Nick Percat/Tim Blanchard David Reynolds/Luke Youlden Fabian Coulthard/Tony D’Alberto Tim Slade/Ash Walsh Rick Kelly/Dale Wood Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards Jack Le Brocq/Jonathan Webb Macauley Jones/Dean Canto James Courtney/Jack Perkins Will Davison/Alex Davison Alexander Rossi/James Hinchcliffe Richie Stanaway/Chris Pither James Golding/Richard Muscat Todd Hazelwood/Jack Smith Chaz Mostert/James Moffat Brodie Kostecki/Jake Kostecki Simona De Silvestro/Alex Rullo Shane van Gisbergen/Garth Tander Anton De Pasquale/Will Brown Jamie Whincup/Craig Lowndes

The #17 Mustang is the car to beat heading into the enduros.

Team

Walkinshaw Andretti United Kelly Racing Tickford Racing Tickford Racing Kelly Racing Brad Jones Racing Erebus Motorsport DJR Team Penske Brad Jones Racing Kelly Racing DJR Team Penske Team 18 Tekno Autosports Brad Jones Racing/Tim Blanchard Racing Walkinshaw Andretti United 23 Red Racing Walkinshaw Andretti United Garry Rogers Motorsport Garry Rogers Motorsport Matt Stone Racing Tickford Racing Kostecki Brothers Racing Kelly Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Erebus Motorsport Triple Eight Race Engineering

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Holden ZB Commodore Nissan Altima Ford Mustang Ford Mustang Nissan Altima Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Nissan Altima Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore* Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Ford Mustang Holden ZB Commodore Nissan Altima Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore Holden ZB Commodore

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It’s an unchanged line-up for the Ford team with Fabian Coulthard once again joined by Tony D’Alberto in the #12 entry. Coulthard has struggled to keep pace with McLaughlin for most of 2019, though the form of the Mustang and experience with D’Alberto holds them in good stead with a podium at Bathurst together in 2017. The runaway championship lead has allowed DJR Team Penske to focus its attention on the endurance events, determined to end a winless run at Bathurst that dates back to 1994. With the incredible pace of the Mustang, the backing of Ford and a stable driver line-up, it’s the team’s best chance yet for success in the long-distance events.

TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING

Triple Eight Race Engineering is the form team in the endurance events, taking out a fourth PIRTEK Enduro Cup, a sixth Sandown 500 and seventh Bathurst 1000 win in 2018. While it was another successful endurance campaign, Triple Eight was beaten in the championship battle and has lost further ground to DJR Team Penske’s Scott McLaughlin in 2019. The factory-backed Holden team downsized to two entries in 2019, with Craig Lowndes retiring from full-time driving and teaming with Jamie Whincup in what will be the #888 entry for the endurance events. Lowndes’ move into the co-driver role re-kindles the successful partnership with Whincup, which saw them deliver three straight Bathurst wins from 2006 to 2008. The sister #97 entry sees Shane van Gisbergen joined

by Garth Tander, following the latter’s sudden exit from Garry Rogers Motorsport at the beginning of 2019. The Whincup/Lowndes and van Gisbergen/Tander combinations are without doubt the strongest we have seen since the rule forbidding main drivers from partnering was introduced in 2010, with all four championship-winning drivers and only van Gisbergen yet to win the Bathurst 1000. With the PIRTEK Enduro Cup starting at Bathurst, experience will count for even more amongst the codrivers and Triple Eight has that in spades in Lowndes and Tander. Whether it will be enough to overcome the pace of the Ford Mustangs remains to be seen, with Triple Eight’s inconsistent performances in recent rounds also a concern. However, Triple Eight can never be counted out at the endurance events and remains one of the teams to beat.

TICKFORD RACING

Tickford Racing enters the endurance season looking to keep pace with DJR Team Penske and take advantage of the speed of the Ford Mustang. While the team took a win at the Gold Coast 600 in 2018, it was an otherwise lacklustre endurance campaign. As well as the introduction of the Mustang, Tickford Racing has undergone significant changes in the driver department for this season. Out is long-time driver Mark Winterbottom plus Richie Stanaway from their lead driver roles, in addition to co-drivers Dean Canto, Steve Owen and David Russell. It’s an all-new combination in the #5 entry with Lee Holdsworth joined by rising star Thomas Randle,

BATHURST 1000 OCTOBER 10-13

LOCATION: Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, NSW LENGTH: 6.213km DIRECTION: Anticlockwise AVERAGE SPEED: 178km/h TOP SPEED: 300km/h QUALIFYING LAP RECORD: 2:03.8312 – Scott McLaughlin (Ford FG X Falcon, 2017) RACE LAP RECORD: 2:06.1492 – David Reynolds (Holden ZB Commodore, 2018) 2018 WINNERS: Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards (Triple Eight Race Engineering, Holden ZB Commodore)

BELOW: Holden prevailed at Bathurst in 2018, though faces a mighty new challenger in the shape of the Ford Mustang.

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with the latter making his main-game debut at The Bend Motorsport Park ahead of his first endurance campaign. Cameron Waters partners with Michael Caruso in the #6 entry. Caruso, like Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander, is settling into the new role of endurance co-driver with the benefit of a two-event outing as an injury replacement for Richie Stanaway at Garry Rogers Motorsport. The only constant is in the #55 entry, with James Moffat returning to partner Chaz Mostert, a combination that won the 2018 Gold Coast 600. Tickford Racing welcomed the 23 Red Racing entry into its stable in 2019, with brothers Will and Alex Davison returning to drive the #23 entry. With some shrewd driver acquisitions and an extremely strong package in the Mustang, look for Tickford Racing to be up the pointy end of the field this endurance season.

EREBUS MOTORSPORT

Erebus Motorsport has become the team to beat at the Mount Panorama Circuit following strong runs over the last two years. David Reynolds and Luke Youlden won the Bathurst 1000 in 2017 and looked on course for a repeat result in 2018 before cramps for Reynolds late in the day took them out of contention. Reynolds and Youlden reunite for a third campaign together, determined to make amends for last season, with the #9 entry once again a regular at the top-end of the grid in 2019. The sister #99 entry was one of the surprise packages of last year’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup, showing strong pace throughout the three events. Will Brown returns for the second year running to partner Anton

De Pasquale, who stunned the paddock by qualifying third at Bathurst last year. They will be out to overcome the disappointment of last season, following troubled runs in the races at Bathurst and the Gold Coast. The Erebus Motorsport Holden ZB Commodores have on occasion been the leading Holden entries in 2019. Given the continuity in the driver line-up and recent endurance form, expect to see both Penritebacked Commodores in contention.

ABOVE: Tickford Racing will be hoping to take advantage of the speed of the Ford Mustang in the endurance events.

KELLY RACING

Kelly Racing enters the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup still searching for the sweet spot with the Nissan Altima, which underwent recent aerodynamic changes.

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Two-time Bathurst winner Rick Kelly is joined by Dale Wood in the #15 entry in 2019. Wood has previously driven for the team on a full-time basis and has proven to be a handy endurance co-driver, picking up a fourth at Bathurst in 2017. André Heimgartner has been the leading Nissan Altima entry for most of 2019. He is joined by Dunlop Super2 Series championship leader Bryce Fullwood in the #7 entry, forming a combination that could cement their status as rising stars to watch by being the best Nissan entry in the endurance events. Having made the step up from co-driver to full-time driver with Kelly Racing this season, Garry Jacobson is joined for his first endurance campaign as lead driver by veteran Dean Fiore in the #3 entry. Fiore has been with the team since 2014, adding valuable experience alongside the main-game rookie. The #78 entry remains unchanged with Alex Rullo returning to co-drive alongside Simona De Silvestro, for what will be the latter’s fifth Bathurst 1000. Kelly Racing could potentially spring a surprise in the endurance events, though much will depend on what it can extract from the updated Nissan Altima.

WALKINSHAW ANDRETTI UNITED

Given the history and prestige behind Walkinshaw Andretti United, it’s been a disappointing season for the Holden team. However, it can count on a stable driver line-up and strong recent record in the long-distance races heading into the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. Scott Pye and Warren Luff reunite in the #2 car, looking to repeat last season’s strong run that netted fourth in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup and a second consecutive second place at Bathurst. Luff would love nothing more than to go one better in his 20th Bathurst 1000 campaign, though the team formerly known as the Holden Racing Team has not won at Mount Panorama in eight years. Both pairings stay unchanged at Walkinshaw Andretti United with James Courtney and Jack Perkins once again in the #22 entry. The duo won the Gold Coast

600 in 2015, though they haven’t scored a top-10 result at Bathurst in three starts together. Walkinshaw Andretti United adds some international flavour to Bathurst with the addition of a third wildcard entry for IndyCar stars James Hinchcliffe and Alexander Rossi. It’s a return to Supercars for Canadian Hinchcliffe, who raced with Garry Rogers Motorsport at the 2012 Gold Coast 600, though he had limited running following an opening-lap pileup. American Rossi has established himself as one of the best in IndyCar, winning the Indy 500 in 2016 and emerging as a genuine championship contender. However, the former Formula 1 racer has very little tin-top experience, so it will be a steep learning curve for the duo. The PIRTEK Enduro Cup gives Walkinshaw Andretti United a chance to make amends and improve on its results this season, hoping for a return to the podium.

GARRY ROGERS MOTORSPORT

It’s been a bleak season for Garry Rogers Motorsport, with the arrival of new major backer Boost Mobile and their youth-first driver policy yet to pay dividends. Richie Stanaway is new to the team in 2019 and faced the big ask of filling the shoes of veteran Garth Tander. While Stanaway made a name for himself in the 2017 endurance season, winning the Sandown 500 with Cameron Waters, he’s had a troubled run as a full-time driver punctuated by a neck injury that sidelined him from seven races in 2019. Joining him is the reigning Dunlop Super2 Series champion Chris Pither, who reprises his co-driver role in the #33 after recording three top-10 finishes in last season’s endurance races. Pither filled in for the injured Stanaway for three races this season, so will be ready to go at Bathurst. The #34 entry is unchanged from last season with James Golding joined by Richard Muscat, a combination that finished eighth at Bathurst in 2018. The PIRTEK Enduro Cup represents a chance for Garry Rogers Motorsport to salvage its season. But it will need a big turnaround in performance.

SANDOWN 500 NOVEMBER 8-10

LOCATION: Sandown Motor Raceway, Sandown, Victoria LENGTH: 3.1km DIRECTION: Anticlockwise AVERAGE SPEED: 164km/h TOP SPEED: 270km/h QUALIFYING LAP RECORD: 1:07.8389 – Jamie Whincup (Holden ZB Commodore, 2018) RACE LAP RECORD: 1:09.2289 – Jamie Whincup (Holden ZB Commodore, 2018) 2018 WINNERS: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell (Triple Eight Race Engineering, Holden ZB Commodore)

BELOW: The PIRTEK Enduro Cup concludes at Sandown, where Kelly Racing will be flying the flag for Nissan.

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BRAD JONES RACING

Brad Jones Racing is chasing a long-awaited Bathurst win as it looks to turn around a mixed season in the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. There has been a shuffling of the pack in regards to the driver line-up with Tim Blanchard moving out of the #21 seat and into the #8 co-driver role alongside Nick Percat. The #8 car was the strongest Brad Jones Racing car in last season’s endurance races, finishing seventh at Bathurst. Macauley Jones stepped up into the #21 on a full-time basis in 2019, having raced for the team in the Dunlop Super2 Series, as an endurance co-driver and in wildcard appearances over recent seasons. While it’s been a challenging rookie campaign for Jones, he will gain some experience with Dean Canto as co-driver. The #14 entry remains unchanged with Ash Walsh once again joining Tim Slade, a partnership entering its fourth season. Brad Jones Racing has been battling to get into the top 10 in the championship in 2019 and will love nothing more than a win in an endurance race.

TEKNO AUTOSPORTS

The 2016 Bathurst 1000 winners have endured a tough spell ever since. Whilst Jack Le Brocq has put in some solid performances, the team’s decline has been all too visible following their winning stints with Shane van Gisbergen and Will Davison.

Le Brocq will be joined by team boss Jonathan Webb, who won Bathurst in 2016 alongside Davison, in addition to two wins on the Gold Coast as co-driver to van Gisbergen in 2014 and 2015. After two below average endurance campaigns since the Bathurst win, Tekno Autosports will be looking to rekindle some of their old form and do well in the longdistance races with its Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Holden ZB Commodore.

TEAM 18

The new-look Team 18 operation has all the ingredients to be a contender in this season’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup. The combination of Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards won the 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 in a Ford FG Falcon. Six years later, they reunite to form one of the most experienced pairings on the grid. Winterbottom is in his first season racing a Holden Commodore Supercar and has been able to occasionally pop up at the front-end of the grid. Richards, meanwhile, is well versed in racing a Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Holden Commodore, winning Bathurst and the PIRTEK Enduro Cup alongside Craig Lowndes in the ZB Commodore in 2018. Team 18 has had a torrid time at Bathurst in recent years and is hoping its improved pace and experienced duo can deliver in the long-distance races.

MATT STONE RACING

The one-car customer team heads into the PIRTEK Enduro Cup off the back of a break-out 2019. Matt Stone Racing has had an upswing in results in the team’s second season, following the acquisition of a Triple Eight Race Engineering ZB Commodore, with Todd Hazelwood getting into the top 15 on a regular basis. Partnering Hazelwood is 20-year-old Jack Smith, who has been a regular in the Dunlop Super2 Series for the past few seasons in addition to main-game wildcard appearances with Brad Jones Racing in 2019. Having shown good pace throughout the season, look for Matt Stone Racing to be a darkhorse in the mid-pack in the longdistance races.

KOSTECKI BROTHERS RACING

The new kids on the block are Kostecki Brothers Racing. Brodie and Jake Kostecki will take part in their main-game debuts at the Mount Panorama Circuit and compete in the full PIRTEK Enduro Cup. The team has converted its former Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Holden VF Commodore into a ZB, with Brodie sacrificing his Dunlop Super2 Series tilt. They will be looking for a clean run over the long-distance races in what shapes as a test of the team’s ability to adapt to the top tier of Supercars.

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How will the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup play out? These are the 19 questions which will be answered at the long-distance events… CAN ANYONE STOP SCOTT MCLAUGHLIN?

Scott McLaughlin’s record-breaking season will net him a second consecutive drivers’ title. But given the comfortable advantage in the championship, it’s victory at Bathurst that would make it a perfect season. And given the team’s winless run at Mount Panorama and the fact this could be one of the few remaining opportunities McLaughlin has to win the Great Race before a possible move to NASCAR, the pressure is on the championship leader to secure this win.

WHEN WILL THE CHAMPIONSHIP BE SEALED?

With the Sandown 500’s move to the penultimate round of the season and Scott McLaughlin holding such a big points lead, the championship is set to be sealed during the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. When and where, though, could determine how McLaughlin and DJR Team Penske approach that particular endurance event.

CAN TRIPLE EIGHT RACE ENGINEERING’S ‘DREAM TEAM’ MAKE UP THE DIFFERENCE?

The addition of Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander into Triple Eight Race Engineering shapes as a crucial factor in the endurance events. While the factory Holden team may be lacking some speed relative to the Ford Mustang, the experience and pedigree of its co-drivers up against the competition could be a decisive factor in the endurance events.

CAN TICKFORD RACING TAKE THE FIGHT TO DJR TEAM PENSKE?

While the Ford Mustang has been the car to beat in 2019, it’s often been DJR Team Penske leading the way. Tickford Racing enters the endurance events with a strong driver line-up across all its cars, though

must overcome the deficit to DJR Team Penske if it’s to be the top Ford entry.

COULD 23 RED RACING UPSTAGE ITS FELLOW FORDS?

23 Red Racing’s Will Davison has on occasion led the way amongst the Tickford Racing entries in 2019. With brother Alex Davison again in the co-driver role, the experienced duo could well utilise the speed of the Mustang and upstage the other Ford entries. With the benefit of running out of the Tickford Racing stable yet having some autonomy, the Davisons are contenders.

CAN BRAD JONES RACING END ITS WINLESS RUN?

Brad Jones Racing has not won a Supercars race since 2016 and has yet

WILL THE MUSTANG PROVE TOO STRONG?

Repeated changes to the Holden ZB Commodore and Nissan Altima packages haven’t stopped the charge of the Ford Mustang. The Mustang, particularly in the hands of Scott McLaughlin, has won across a variety of tracks and is undoubtedly the car to beat. Its potential gap to the Altima and Commodore could further fuel the parity debate, unless the Holdens and Nissans can utilise their more recent aero changes to get on a level playing field.

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to record a victory in the Bathurst 1000, Gold Coast 600 or Sandown 500. While Nick Percat and Tim Slade have been regulars in the top 10 in 2019, the Holden team is desperate to get back onto the top step of the podium and score a longawaited endurance win.

CAN THE INDYCAR INTERNATIONALS RUN COMPETITIVELY?

Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe may have open-wheel pedigree, but they will be thrown in the deep-end in Walkinshaw Andretti United’s wildcard entry at Bathurst. The last all-international wildcard entry at Bathurst, Triple Eight’s Andy Priaulx and Mattias Ekström, finished in 10th in 2013. Rossi and Hinchcliffe don’t have their level of touring-car experience or machinery, so just being competitive will be the pass mark.

WILL DAVID REYNOLDS MAKE AMENDS?

Late-race cramps for David Reynolds deprived Erebus Motorsport of a second consecutive Bathurst win in 2018. Reynolds and Luke Youlden have been the combination to beat at Bathurst over the last two years, with victory in 2019 the only way to make amends for the heartbreak of last season.

CAN EREBUS MOTORSPORT’S YOUNG GUNS GO ALL THE WAY?

TOP: IndyCar drivers Alexander Rossi and James Hinchcliffe add some international flavour to Bathurst. ABOVE: David Reynolds will be determined to make amends for last year and win for Erebus Motorsport. BELOW: Walkinshaw Andretti United needs to find some pace to score yet another podium at Bathurst.

While the Bathurst spotlight will be on David Reynolds and co-driver Luke Youlden, teammates Anton De Pasquale and Will Brown will be a combination to watch given their speed last season. With 12 months’ more experience and continuity, they are in a strong position to challenge their teammates and fight for podiums.

WILL WALKINSHAW ANDRETTI UNITED EMERGE FROM THE PACK?

Though it’s been a disappointing season for Walkinshaw Andretti United, the team has often been a contender in the endurance events with second places at Bathurst over the last two years. If there’s not a turn around in form, then questions will be asked of the progress of the team on the second anniversary of Andretti Autosport and United Autosports’s arrival.

CAN GARRY ROGERS MOTORSPORT TURNAROUND ITS SEASON?

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Stanaway may lack the experience and know-how of former driver Garth Tander, they can at least count on continuity in the co-driver line-up with the return of Chris Pither and Richard Muscat. Pither’s experience with the team and the car will prove an asset, though the endurance races could further expose the lost ground for the team.

WHAT WILL THE REVAMPED NISSAN ALTIMAS DELIVER?

Kelly Racing is still adjusting to the recent aerodynamic changes for the Nissan Altima. Whether these are enough to help the team’s four entries contend at the endurance events is the big question, without significant time to develop ahead of Bathurst. While the driver line-up is a solid mix of youth and experience, ultimately it depends on how the Altima shapes up against the Holden ZB Commodore and Ford Mustang.

COULD TEAM 18’S VETERANS SPRING A SURPRISE?

Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards won Bathurst together in 2013 and reunite this season. With their combined pedigree and Richards’ experience in Triple Eight Race Engineering-built Commodores, this partnership could well

Mark Winterbottom and Steven Richards are gunning for a maiden win for Charlie Schwerkolt’s Team 18.

emerge from the mid-pack and challenge in the endurance events.

WHAT CAN MATT STONE RACING’S YOUNGSTERS PRODUCE?

In contrast to Team 18’s veterans, another Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden ZB Commodore customer entry in Matt Stone Racing has an inexperienced driver line-up but could still surprise this endurance season. Todd Hazelwood continues to grow as a driver, while Jack

Smith has the benefit of eight races as a wildcard entrant in 2019. They could be a darkhorse amongst the Holden ranks.

WILL KOSTECKI BROTHERS RACING SINK OR SWIM IN THE MAIN GAME?

Kostecki Brothers Racing is the only non-main game team entered in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. And with Brodie and Jake Kostecki making their Supercars debuts at Bathurst, all involved face a big test. Mixing it with the regular entrants Kelly Racing will be hoping the revamped Nissan Altimas are on the pace in the enduros.

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and, potentially, beating the internationals in the Walkinshaw Andretti United wildcard entry will be considered a pass.

CAN TEKNO AUTOSPORTS REDISCOVER ITS BATHURST-WINNING FORM?

The team that won Bathurst in 2016 has gone backwards in recent seasons. The loss of key personnel has proved costly and is the probable impediment for the team’s ability to run competitively. If there’s any trace of the Bathurst-winning team remaining, it needs to come to the fore soon.

WILL THE LACK OF A LEAD-IN EVENT CAUSE ISSUES AT BATHURST?

With the Sandown 500 moving to November, there’s no pre-Bathurst endurance event in 2019. This means the teams won’t have had a race to practice their endurance-spec pitstops and co-drivers won’t have had Supercars race mileage before Bathurst. In a race of such fine margins at Supercars’ biggest test, this lack of preparation could be very evident.

Tekno Autosports needs a strong showing in the endurance events.

WHAT IMPACT WILL THE DATE CHANGE HAVE ON SANDOWN?

Sandown has traditionally been the Bathurst lead-in, so its new slot at the end of the PIRTEK Enduro Cup could change the way the race plays out. Teams and

co-drivers will be well-versed following Bathurst and the Gold Coast. And with championship considerations more in play as the penultimate event of the season, it could be a more conservative Sandown 500 in 2019.

The 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 had plenty of drama. What awaits in 2019?

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The 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 is the 59th running of Australia’s great endurance race at the Mount Panorama Circuit. The event started at Phillip Island as the Armstrong 500 in 1960 before moving to Bathurst in 1963, shifting from 500 miles to 1000 kilometres in 1973. Two Bathurst 1000 races were held in 1997 and 1998, one for V8 Supercars and one for the twolitre Super Touring cars.

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It’s 20 years since the Bathurst 1000 was first included in the Australian Touring Car Championship/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship in 1999.

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Four current drivers were on the grid for the historic 1999 Bathurst 1000: Steven Richards (winner alongside Greg Murphy), Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander and Dean Canto.

The milestones, numbers and records to watch for in the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 and PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

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Steven Richards will move up to third on the list of most successive starts in the Bathurst

500/1000 with his 27th appearance. The record is held by his father Jim Richards with 35 consecutive starts.

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The 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 will be the 30th race held at the Mount Panorama Circuit that counts towards the Australian Touring Car Championship/Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. The circuit hosted championship rounds in 1966, 1969, 1970, 1972, 1995 (two races) and 1996 (three races) before the Bathurst 1000 was included in the championship from 1999.

Steven Richards and Craig Lowndes could make more history at Bathurst in 2019.

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Craig Lowndes and Jamie Whincup could become the most successful combination in the history of the Bathurst 500/1000 if they claim victory in 2019. They are currently tied with Peter Brock/Jim Richards and Brock/Larry Perkins on three wins. Lowndes would also sit second on the all-time wins’ list on eight, ahead of Richards.

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David Reynolds could equal the record for most consecutive fastest race laps recorded in the Bathurst 500/1000 in 2019. He set the fastest race lap at the 2016, 2017 and 2018 races. Mark Skaife holds the record of four, set between 1990 and 1993.

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Ford is gunning for its 20th win in the Bathurst 500/1000 and first with the Mustang. It would be the fourth different nameplate to win for the Blue Oval, in addition to the Cortina, Falcon and Sierra. Holden holds the record for most victories in the Bathurst 500/1000 with 33.

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The 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 marks the return of the Mustang to the Great Race for the first time since

Dick Johnson Racing/ DJR Team Penske last won Bathurst in 1994.

1986, 33 years ago, when Dick Johnson and Gregg Hansford finished in fourth place in the Ford Mustang GT Group A.

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on seven wins, equal with the Holden Racing Team, and two behind the Holden Dealer Team. The Holden Dealer Team scored the first of its nine wins on debut 50 years ago in 1969.

A win for a Commodore entry in the 2019 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 would be the fifth in a row for Holden dating back to 2015. It would be the second longest consecutive run of wins for a manufacturer, with Holden winning seven in a row between 1999 and 2005.

It’s 25 years since Dick Johnson Racing/DJR Team Penske last won the Bathurst 1000. Dick Johnson and John Bowe won in 1994, the team’s third and most recent win in the Bathurst 1000.

Triple Eight Race Engineering would move to second on the list of most wins for a team in the Bathurst 500/1000 with victory in 2019. The team currently sits

It’s also 25 years since Supercars first raced on the Surfers Paradise Street Circuit in 1994. The Gold Coast event was included in the championship from 2002.

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The 2019 Vodafone Gold Coast 600 is the 10th event on the Gold Coast run to the two-driver 600km endurance format.

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It’s 55 years since Sandown first hosted the endurance event that became known as the Sandown 500 in 1964. It was called the Sandown International Six Hour.

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It’s 35 years since the first Sandown 500 in 1984. The event increased to 500 kilometres with victory to the Holden Dealer Team’s Peter Brock and Larry Perkins.

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The Sandown endurance event will be run for the 48th time in 2019. And it shapes as the last Sandown endurance event with the 500km race switching to The Bend Motorsport Park and Sandown hosting a sprint event from 2020.

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The factory Holden team made its Bathurst debut 50 years ago, with victory for the Holden Dealer Team in 1969.

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2019 RED BULL HOLDEN RACING TEAM GARTH TANDER ★ SHANE VAN GISBERGEN ★ JAMIE WHINCUP ★ CRAIG LOWNDES In 2019 Triple Eight Race Engineering fields what could be considered the strongest endurance driver line-up in the history of Australian touring cars, with Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander joining Jamie Whincup and Shane van Gisbergen respectively with 14 Bathurst 1000s and 12 championships won in total. Lowndes and Tander share their thoughts on their return to Supercars in these exclusive interviews. he path taken to Triple Eight Race Engineering’s super team is very different for Craig Lowndes and Garth Tander. Lowndes’ venture to co-driver duties with Jamie Whincup was well planned, rolling out on a farewell tour in 2018. Tander, in contrast, woke up one day with the news he was being replaced at Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM), prematurely ending his full-time career and opening the door for Triple Eight to complete a powerhouse driver line-up for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup. All together the four drivers have 14 wins in the Bathurst 1000 and 12 Supercars championships, arguably the greatest ever two-car team line-up in the history of the Great Race with a star-studded team inside the garage to boot. These are the thoughts of Lowndes and Tander as they return to the driver’s seat.

CRAIG LOWNDES

Lowndes is now just two Bathurst wins shy of mentor Peter Brock’s record of nine. And with Lowndes resigning with Triple Eight till the end of 2021, the record for most Bathurst wins is in sight. Lowndes and Whincup completed a famous threepeat of Bathurst wins for Triple Eight from 2006 to 2008, before the rules were changed to split full-time drivers. It was always the tantalising dream to bring them back together, but it required the 45-year-old legend to retire from his main drive. Enter 2019.

How have you found the transition to being a co-driver? LOWNDES: I still enjoy the driving and I miss that side of it, but I think it was the right time for me to step down. I could never go cold turkey. The commentary role keeps me involved, still seeing the cars, still talking to the teams and engineers. I think it has been a great transition for me. Suiting up for Bathurst keeps you very involved. LOWNDES: For me, Bathurst has always been the ultimate race; it’s always been a Bathurst win over a championship win. So, you’re right, it’s been an easier step down than if I was missing Bathurst, as there would have been a much bigger regret. The opportunity to still drive in Bathurst, Gold Coast and Sandown has definitely softened that blow. Do you miss the challenge of working with the team at each round? LOWNDES: I’ve still been part of the process for the team and in debriefs, so I’m still trying to contribute in that way. Watching the team progress through race weekends has been interesting. I don’t think I’ve ever seen the team change so many things in the car or on both cars at a given race weekend in my time with Triple Eight. It’s the process of developing the linear spring, and it has been interesting to see the dynamics in the team. It would have been nice to be part of that process. One of the things I really enjoyed over my time as a full-time driver is developing and being part of that process of making the cars better and stronger, but it’s now Jamie and Shane’s role.

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ABOVE: Triple Eight revives the #888 for Whincup and Lowndes in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

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So were you always going to reunite with Jamie? Or did it depend on who was joining in the other car? LOWNDES: The first part of it, who I was going to drive with, was unknown for a little bit. Everyone was speculating that Jamie and I would pair up because of our history but, in saying that, I sit in the middle between Jamie and Shane in terms of the way we drive the cars, in height, etc. There was a discussion with Roland with what he wanted to see, but it was no surprise for Jamie and I to pair up. On the other side of it, I was really surprised when I heard that Garth was out of a full-time drive. I actually sent him a message to get in contact with Roland because I thought at that stage he was still looking for a co-driver, but I didn’t know they had gone down the path with Michael Caruso. I don’t think it took long for Roland to get in contact anyway and things changed very quickly. It’s a great combination. I think it will be the first time that Shane won’t have a co-driver that needs a ‘dickie’ seat and everything else suits both of them. So that’s a great sign.

How will you and Garth cope with being co-drivers? LOWNDES: We all need to work together as a team and we’ll definitely push each other. There is no doubt that the first thing you want to do is beat your teammate, and I will definitely have two strong ones in Garth and Shane. My role with Jamie is to look after the car, position the car where we need it to be, so that won’t be any different to what I have done in the past. It’s worked well for me in the past five to 10 years, and hopefully again we can stay on that top step. Have you ever seen a stronger line-up? LOWNDES: Not as a whole team. I think Jamie and I as a combination in the early days was a very strong combination, but to have both cars with arguably four lead drivers is going to be the strongest as a whole team that I have seen. Last year’s Bathurst was a fairytale for you alongside Steven Richards. Can you do it again? LOWNDES: I do think back on it at times, and Richo and I were a fantastic combination. We are the same

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There was no farewell tour like Lowndes. Certainly, it’s not what he wanted, expected or planned for 2019, but joining Triple Eight’s dream team presents a chance to prove he still has plenty to offer.

sort of age bracket, we grew up racing against each other in the junior categories, we’ve got the same sort of attitude and approach to the weekend and he was an amazing teammate to have at the time. It’s a shame that we’ve lost that combination. But, yes, it was a bit of a fairytale. You can’t predict it or expect it, but to be able to do that was unbelievable as my last full-time drive there. Do you think about Peter Brock’s record of nine wins, considering you’re only two behind? LOWNDES: This is a great opportunity to get to nine Bathurst wins, which would be incredible if we got that far. When I first got involved in the category, I didn’t believe that anyone would get close to that, yet here we are sitting on seven. Who knows, we definitely have a combination that is strong enough.

GARTH TANDER

Tander’s path to endurance co-driver duties at Triple Eight is in stark contrast to that of Lowndes. Early in the new year, Tander lost his drive at Garry Rogers Motorsport and instead had to resign himself to codriving options.

ABOVE: Whincup and Lowndes won Bathurst three times in a row between 2006 and 2008.

Clearly you weren’t expecting to have this role, so how have you settled into it? TANDER: On the first of January, I wasn’t expecting this year was going to look the way it does now, but it wasn’t long after that it all changed. Now transitioning into a co-driver role as far as racing a Supercar goes has clearly been a bit of a change: in job description, in job requirements, and in how often you’re driving the car and, obviously, in team. The biggest thing for me that I’ve focused on since becoming an endurance co-driver is really integrating myself into the team as best I can with whatever opportunities I have. Bathurst is the first race of the endurance campaign, so you don’t have that Sandown weekend with those two qualifying races and the 500km main race as a warm up. It’s straight into the biggest race of the year, so I’ve been using every opportunity I can to understand how the team works, to get to know the people as best I can and, obviously, to drive the car whenever I can so we can hit the ground running. From the outside it seemed like a monstrous whirlwind. One day you were out of a drive and then a day or two later you were signed up into this super team. Was it that quick?

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TANDER: It was all very quick. Once I found out that I didn’t have a full-time position at GRM, they gave me a couple of options as to what I could do with them. One of those options was to terminate any contract that we had and walk away, which is what I did. I wasn’t aware what was going on with any endurance drives, so made one phone call and did a deal; it was pretty quick. I had a fair inkling of who to call. And then you’ve joined this enduro super team. TANDER: Yeah, it is, and I feel like the rookie in that line-up, because the other three boys obviously know the Triple Eight machinery and team very well, whereas I’m the new guy, but that’s good because I’m enjoying learning. I’ve been to Bathurst before with exceptional driver combinations and exceptional teams and it doesn’t work out. Just because you’ve got all those ingredients on paper doesn’t mean that you’re guaranteed

some form of success, so we’ve just got to go there, drive hard, not really do anything too silly and see where we end up. How do you think you’re going to go with being the co-driver? TANDER: I’m looking forward to it, to be honest. It’ll be a different type of pressure because it’s not my car and it’s Shane’s championship that I’ve got in my hands when I’m driving. My mindset is that we’re going there to win the race, so we’ve just got to do the best job to win the race, whatever my role is. I’m looking forward to it because it’s a different type of environment than what I’ve been in for the last 20 years, so that’s a cool thing. Have you missed the day-to-day workload of being a full-time Supercars driver? TANDER: Driving a Supercar isn’t now my 24 hours, seven days a week focus, and that’s no longer the be all and end all of how I put food on the table, so that does change your focus and that does change what you’re thinking about 24/7. I’m really enjoying the time that I spend with the Red Bull guys, whether it’s in the

co-driver practice sessions or just being there; I’m really enjoying my time at the track. And that can’t be said for the past three or four years, because the cars I’ve been driving haven’t been top level, and every professional athlete wants to be performing at the top level regardless of what they’re doing. How has the relationship with Shane developed? TANDER: Shane and I have known each other for quite a while and been friends for quite some time. We’ve talked quite a bit in the past and now that we’re teammates we talk a lot more. The relationship is developing into a closer one because we’re working together. In reality, there’s only really three or four guys that you’d be keen to do the endurance thing with, and Shane is one of them. We had talked about how cool it would be to drive together and here we find ourselves doing just that, so it’s not a bad thing at all.

Van Gisbergen and Tander shape as one of the favourites for the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

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NEW AT THE NATIONAL MOTOR RACING MUSEUM T Just in time for the Bathurst 1000 weekend, the National Motor Racing Museum at Murray’s Corner has several new attractions for race fans to come and see. he museum is celebrating 40 years since the first RaceCam in-car camera made its debut at the Great Race with a brand-new special exhibition. This exhibition showcases the development of in-car cameras and also celebrates the career of Peter Williamson, a driver synonymous with RaceCam’s development through his memorable commentary that accompanied the images from his car. Featured will be several of ‘Willo’s’ race cars, personal memorabilia and a selection of camera equipment that show how far broadcast technology has advanced since 1979. Another new feature at the museum is the spectacular ‘Immersive Room’. With a combination of period and new footage of 11 cars from the museum’s collection, this experience gives visitors a

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taste of the speed, sound and excitement of racing at Mount Panorama. With a constantly changing selection of more than 100 race cars and motorcycles from all eras of Australian motorsport on show, there’s always something new to see at the National Motor Racing Museum, so make sure it’s on your plan for race week at the Mountain! The museum will be open for extended hours during race week (October 10-14): • Thursday 10th & Friday 11th, 8am-5pm • Saturday 12th, 8am-6pm • Sunday 13th, 8am-5pm • Monday 14th, 8am-4.30pm For admission prices, contact details and more information, check out the museum’s website at NMRM.com.au, or follow on Facebook (‘National Motor Racing Museum’).

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YEAR/RACE TITLE

BATHURST WINNERS

1963 Armstrong 500 1964 Armstrong 500 1965 Armstrong 500 1966 Gallaher 500 1967 Gallaher 500 1968 Hardie-Ferodo 500 1969 Hardie-Ferodo 500 1970 Hardie-Ferodo 500 1971 Hardie-Ferodo 500 1972 Hardie-Ferodo 500 1973 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1974 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1975 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1976 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1977 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1978 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1979 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1980 Hardie-Ferodo 1000 1981 James Hardie 1000 1982 James Hardie 1000 1983 James Hardie 1000 1984 James Hardie 1000 1985 James Hardie 1000 1986 James Hardie 1000 1987 James Hardie 1000 1988 Tooheys 1000 1989 Tooheys 1000 1990 Tooheys 1000 1991 Tooheys 1000 1992 Tooheys 1000 1993 Tooheys 1000 1994 Tooheys 1000 1995 Tooheys 1000 1996 AMP Bathurst 1000 1997 AMP Bathurst 1000* 1997 Primus 1000 Classic 1998 AMP Bathurst 1000* 1998 FAI 1000 Classic 1999 FAI 1000 2000 FAI 1000 2001 V8 Supercar 1000 2002 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 2003 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 2004 Bob Jane T-Marts 1000 2005 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2006 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2007 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2008 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2009 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2010 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2011 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2012 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2013 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2014 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2015 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2016 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2017 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 2018 Supercheap Auto Bathurst 1000 * Super Touring Bathurst 1000

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WINNING DRIVERS

TEAM

CAR

Harry Firth/Bob Jane Bob Jane/George Reynolds Barry Seton/Midge Bosworth Rauno Aaltonen/Bob Holden Harry Firth/Fred Gibson Bruce McPhee/Barry Mulholland Colin Bond/Tony Roberts Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Peter Brock Allan Moffat/Ian Geoghegan John Goss/Kevin Bartlett Peter Brock/Brian Sampson Bob Morris/John Fitzpatrick Allan Moffat/Jacky Ickx Peter Brock/Jim Richards Peter Brock/Jim Richards Peter Brock/Jim Richards Dick Johnson/John French Peter Brock/Larry Perkins Peter Brock/Larry Perkins/John Harvey Peter Brock/Larry Perkins John Goss/Armin Hahne Allan Grice/Graeme Bailey Peter Brock/David Parsons/Peter McLeod Tony Longhurst/Tomas Mezera Dick Johnson/John Bowe Allan Grice/Win Percy Jim Richards/Mark Skaife Jim Richards/Mark Skaife Larry Perkins/Gregg Hansford Dick Johnson/John Bowe Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy Geoff Brabham/David Brabham Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall Rickard Rydell/Jim Richards Jason Bright/Steven Richards Greg Murphy/Steven Richards Garth Tander/Jason Bargwanna Mark Skaife/Tony Longhurst Mark Skaife/Jim Richards Greg Murphy/Rick Kelly Greg Murphy/Rick Kelly Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Garth Tander/Will Davison Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife Garth Tander/Nick Percat Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards Chaz Mostert/Paul Morris Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards Will Davison/Jonathon Webb David Reynolds/Luke Youlden Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards

Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company Fairfield Motors BMC Australia Ford Motor Company Wyong Motors Holden Dealer Team Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company Holden Dealer Team Ford Motor Company McLeod Ford Gown-Hindhaugh Racing Ron Hodgson Racing Moffat Ford Dealers Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Dick Johnson Racing Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Tom Walkinshaw Racing Chickadee/Roadways Racing HDT Racing Benson & Hedges Racing Dick Johnson Racing Holden Racing Team Gibson Motorsport Gibson Motorsport Perkins Engineering Dick Johnson Racing Perkins Engineering Holden Racing Team BMW Motorsport Australia Perkins Engineering Volvo S40 Racing/TWR Stone Brothers Racing Gibson Motorsport Garry Rogers Motorsport Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Kmart Racing Kmart Racing Holden Racing Team Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Racing Team Triple Eight Race Engineering Holden Racing Team Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Performance Racing Ford Performance Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Tekno Autosports Erebus Motorsport Triple Eight Race Engineering

Ford Cortina GT Ford Cortina GT Ford Cortina GT500 Morris Cooper S Ford XR GT Falcon Holden GTS 327 Monaro Holden GTS 350 Monaro Ford XW GT-HO Ph II Falcon Ford XY GT-HO Ph III Falcon Holden XU-1 Torana Ford XA GT Falcon Ford XA GT Falcon Holden L34 Torana Holden L34 Torana Ford XC Falcon Holden A9X Torana Holden A9X Torana Holden VC Commodore Ford XD Falcon Holden VH Commodore Holden VH Commodore Holden VK Commodore Jaguar XJ-S Holden VK Commodore Holden VL Commodore Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Holden VL SS Commodore Nissan Skyline GT-R Nissan Skyline GT-R Holden VP Commodore Ford EB Falcon Holden VR Commodore Holden VR Commodore BMW 320i Holden VS Commodore Volvo S40 Ford EL Falcon Holden VT Commodore Holden VT Commodore Holden VX Commodore Holden VX Commodore Holden VY Commodore Holden VY Commodore Holden VZ Commodore Ford BA Falcon Ford BF Falcon Ford BF Falcon Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Ford FG Falcon Ford FG Falcon Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Holden ZB Commodore SUPERCAR XTRA

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MOST PODIUMS POLE POSITIONS TOTAL

DRIVER

1st

14 12 12 12 10 8 8 7 7 7 7 7 6 6 6 6 5 5 5

Craig Lowndes Peter Brock Jim Richards Larry Perkins Mark Skaife Steven Richards Greg Murphy Jamie Whincup Allan Moffat Allan Grice John Bowe Colin Bond Dick Johnson Bruce McPhee Brad Jones Cameron McConville Garth Tander John Harvey Warren Luff

7 9 7 6 6 5 4 4 4 2 2 1 3 1 0 0 3 1 0

2nd 3rd

5 1 2 3 2 2 1 3 1 4 4 2 3 3 3 2 0 3 2

2 2 3 3 2 1 3 0 2 1 1 4 0 2 3 4 2 1 3

MOST POLE POSITIONS 6 5 4 2

Peter Brock Mark Skaife Allan Moffat Ian Geoghegan

2 2 2 2

Kevin Bartlett Dick Johnson Glenn Seton Craig Lowndes

2 2 2 2 2

Garth Tander Mark Winterbottom Greg Murphy Jamie Whincup David Reynolds

YEAR 1967 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997* 1997 1998* 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

DRIVER Ian Geoghegan Bruce McPhee Ian Geoghegan Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Allan Moffat John Goss Peter Brock Colin Bond Allan Moffat Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Kevin Bartlett Kevin Bartlett Allan Grice Peter Brock George Fury Tom Walkinshaw Gary Scott Klaus Ludwig Dick Johnson Peter Brock Klaus Niedzwiedz Mark Skaife Dick Johnson Larry Perkins Glenn Seton Craig Lowndes Glenn Seton Paul Morris Mark Skaife Rickard Rydell Mark Skaife Mark Larkham Wayne Gardner Marcos Ambrose Mark Skaife Greg Murphy Steven Richards Craig Lowndes Mark Skaife Mark Winterbottom Garth Tander Garth Tander Mark Winterbottom Greg Murphy Will Davison Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen David Reynolds Jamie Whincup Scott McLaughlin David Reynolds

TIME 3m02.00s 2m56.70s 2m48.90s 2m52.10s 2m38.90s 2m35.80s 2m33.40s 2m30.80s 2m27.40s 2m25.00s 2m24.90s 2m20.00s 2m20.50s 2m20.97s 2m36.40s** 2m17.50s 2m16.20s 2m13.85s 2m18.82s 2m17.16s 2m16.96s 2m16.46s 2m15.80s 2m13.94s 2m12.62s 2m12.893s 2m13.013s 2m12.1464s 2m11.5540s 2m11.0160s 2m16.5958s 2m10.0397s 2m14.9265s 2m09.8954s 2m09.5146s 2m28.3844s** 2m09.7785s 2m08.8278s 2m06.8594s 2m07.9611s 2m08.5990s 2m07.4221s 2m07.0908s 2m07.2963s 2m07.9463s 2m07.5377s 2m08.8009s 2m08.0693s 2m07.8825s 2m06.3267s 2m27.8201s** 2m05.4263s 2m03.8312s 2m04.0589s

CAR Ford XR GT Falcon Holden GTS 327 Monaro Ford XW GT-HO Falcon Ford XW GT-HO Ph II Falcon Ford XY GT-HO Ph III Falcon Ford XY GT-HO Ph III Falcon Ford XA GT Falcon Holden L34 Torana Holden L34 Torana Ford XB GT Falcon Holden A9X Torana Holden A9X Torana Holden A9X Torana Chevrolet Camaro Chevrolet Camaro Holden VH Commodore Holden VH Commodore Nissan Bluebird Turbo Jaguar XJ-S Nissan Skyline Turbo Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan Skyline GT-R Ford Sierra RS500 Holden VP Commodore Ford EB Falcon Holden VR Commodore Ford EF Falcon BMW 320i Holden VS Commodore Volvo S40 Holden VT Commodore Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Holden VX Commodore Holden VY Commodore Holden VY Commodore Ford BA Falcon Holden VZ Commodore Ford BF Falcon Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Ford FG Falcon Holden VE Commodore Ford FG Falcon Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Ford FG X Falcon Holden VF Commodore Ford FG X Falcon Holden ZB Commodore

*Super Touring Bathurst 1000 **Wet weather qualifying Note: From 1963-66 the grid was lined up by classes with the most expensive class at the front.

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FASTEST RACE LAPS MOST WINS YEAR 1964 1965 1966 1967 1968 1969= 1969= 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976= 1976= 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997* 1997 1998* 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

DRIVER Ian Geoghegan/Leo Geoghegan Brian Foley Frank Matich Fred Gibson Bruce McPhee Allan Moffat/Alan Hamilton Fred Gibson/Barry Seton John Goss/Bob Skelton Bob Morris Allan Moffat John Goss Peter Brock Not recorded Allan Moffat Peter Brock Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Peter Brock Dick Johnson Dick Johnson Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock John Goss Allan Grice Andrew Miedecke Tony Longhurst Dick Johnson Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Mark Skaife Dick Johnson Craig Lowndes Craig Lowndes Jason Plato Larry Perkins Rickard Rydell Craig Lowndes Paul Radisich Craig Lowndes Simon Wills Brad Jones Garth Tander Jason Bright Mark Skaife Craig Lowndes Jamie Whincup James Courtney Jason Richards Jason Bright Jamie Whincup Shane van Gisbergen Garth Tander Chaz Mostert Jamie Whincup David Reynolds David Reynolds David Reynolds

*Super Touring Bathurst 1000.

TIME 3m21.3s 3m.13.7s 3m10.0s 3m03.0s 2m58.0s 2m52.1s 2m52.1s 2m53.0s 2m40.0s 2m36.5s 2m34.8s 2m29.8s 2m28.4s 2m28.4s 2m26.4s 2m22.0s 2m21.1s 2m22.2s 2m20.9s 2m20.1s 2m18.5s 2m15.13s 2m21.86s 2m18.99s 2m22.50s 2m19.06s 2m19.12s 2m15.46s 2m14.50s 2m16.47s 2m14.803s 2m14.1458s 2m14.3229s 2m13.1636s 2m16.8034s 2m12.3398s 2m17.9558s 2m12.7771s 2m.12.5624s 2m14.2602s 2m10.2011s 2m09.5705s 2m08.6726s 2m08.8972s 2m08.6515s 2m08.6571s 2m08.4651s 2m09.2775s 2m08.9972s 2m08.8215s 2m09.3340s 2m09.5962s 2m10.5344s 2m07.4913s 2m07.1226s 2m06.2769s 2m07.5013s 2m06.1492s

CAR Ford Cortina GT Morris Cooper S Morris Cooper S Ford XR GT Falcon Holden GTS 327 Monaro Ford XW GT-HO Falcon Ford XW GT-HO Falcon Ford XW GT-HO Falcon Ford XY GT-HO Falcon Ford XY GT-HO Falcon Ford XA GT Falcon Holden L34 Torana Ford XB GT Falcon Holden L34 Torana Ford XC Falcon Ford XC Falcon Holden A9X Torana Ford XD Falcon Ford XD Falcon Holden VH Commodore Holden VH Commodore Holden VK Commodore Jaguar XJ-S Holden VK Commodore Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan Skyline GT-R Nissan Skyline GT-R Nissan Skyline GT-R Holden VP Commodore Ford EB Falcon Holden VR Commodore Holden VR Commodore Renault Laguna Holden VS Commodore Volvo S40 Holden VT Commodore Ford AU Falcon Holden VT Commodore Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon Holden VY Commodore Holden VY Commodore Holden VZ Commodore Ford BA Falcon Ford BF Falcon Ford BF Falcon Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Ford FG Falcon Holden VF Commodore Ford FG Falcon Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Holden ZB Commodore

WINS DRIVER

9 7 6 5 4 3 2

Peter Brock Jim Richards, Craig Lowndes Larry Perkins, Mark Skaife Steven Richards Allan Moffat, Greg Murphy, Jamie Whincup Dick Johnson, Garth Tander Harry Firth, Bob Jane, John Goss, Allan Grice, John Bowe, Russell Ingall, Tony Longhurst, Rick Kelly, Will Davison

MOST WINS IN A ROW WINS DRIVERS Peter Brock/Jim Richards (1978-1980) 3

3 3

Peter Brock/Larry Perkins (1982-1984) Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup (2006-2008)

MOST WINS PER MAKE WINS MAKE

33 19 2 1

Holden Ford Nissan Morris, Jaguar, BMW, Volvo

BEST RESULT FOR MAKE

1st to 9th – Morris Cooper S in 1966 MOST WINS IN A ROW FOR MAKE

7 – Holden (1999-2005) MOST WINS FOR TEAM

9 – Holden Dealer Team/HDT Racing BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN

6 laps – Peter Brock/Jim Richards in 1979 CLOSEST NON-FORMATION WINNING MARGIN

0.1434 seconds – Will Davison/Jonathon Webb ahead of Shane van Gisbergen/ Alexandre Prémat (2016) MOST STARTS

35 – Jim Richards MOST FASTEST LAPS

6 – Peter Brock MOST SHOOTOUTS

21 – Dick Johnson MOST POLES FOR MAKE

23 – Ford, Holden MOST POLES FOR TEAM

7 – Holden Racing Team MOST POLES IN A ROW

3 – Allan Moffat (1970-1972), Peter Brock (1977-1979) MOST WINS FROM POLE

2 – Allan Moffat (1970-1971), Peter Brock/Jim Richards (1978-1979), Mark Skaife/ Jim Richards (1991 & 2002) MOST BATHURST-CHAMPIONSHIP DOUBLES

3 – Mark Skaife (1992, 2001, 2002) MOST SANDOWN-BATHURST DOUBLES

5 – Peter Brock (1975, 1978, 1979, 1980, 1984) MOST SANDOWN-BATHURST-CHAMPIONSHIP TRIPLES

2 – Peter Brock (1978, 1980)

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GOLD COAST 600 WINNERS

YEAR

WINNING DRIVERS

TEAM

CAR

2010

Garth Tander/Cameron McConville

Holden Racing Team

Holden VE Commodore

2010

Jamie Whincup/Steve Owen

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VE Commodore

2011

Jamie Whincup/Sebastien Bourdais

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VE Commodore

2011

Mark Winterbottom/Richard Lyons

Ford Performance Racing

Ford FG Falcon

2012

Jamie Whincup/Sebastien Bourdais

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VE Commodore

2012

Will Davison/Mika Salo

Ford Performance Racing

Ford FG Falcon

2013

Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VF Commodore

2013

David Reynolds/Dean Canto

Ford Performance Racing

Ford FG Falcon

2014

Shane van Gisbergen/Jonathon Webb

Tekno Autosports

Holden VF Commodore

2014

Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VF Commodore

2015

Shane van Gisbergen/Jonathon Webb

Tekno Autosports

Holden VF Commodore

2015

James Courtney/Jack Perkins

Holden Racing Team

Holden VF Commodore

2016

Shane van Gisbergen/Alexandre Prémat

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VF Commodore

2016

Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell

Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VF Commodore

2017

Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen

Prodrive Racing Australia

Ford FG X Falcon

2017

Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat

DJR Team Penske

Ford FG X Falcon

2018*

Chaz Mostert/James Moffat

Tickford Racing

Ford FG X Falcon

MOST WINS

5 Jamie Whincup 3 Shane van Gisbergen 2 Sebastien Bourdais, Jonathon Webb, Paul Dumbrell, Steve Owen, Chaz Mostert

* With the Sunday race called off due to heavy rain, the Saturday winners claimed the Gold Coast 600 title in 2018.

MOST POLE POSITIONS

5 Jamie Whincup 4 Shane van Gisbergen 3 Scott McLaughlin 2 David Reynolds MOST WINS PER MAKE

11 Holden 6 Ford MOST WINS PER TEAM

7 Triple Eight 5 Ford Performance Racing/Prodrive Racing Australia/Tickford Racing 2 Holden Racing Team, Tekno Autosports 50

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SANDOWN WINNERS

YEAR

WINNING DRIVERS

TEAM

CAR

1964 1965 1968 1969 1970 1971 1972 1973 1974 1975 1976 1977 1978 1979 1980 1981 1982 1983 1984 1985 1986 1987 1988 1989 1990 1991 1992 1993 1994 1995 1996 1997 1998 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018

Ralph Sach/Roberto Bussinello Frank Gardner/Kevin Bartlett Tony Roberts/Bob Watson Allan Moffat/John French Allan Moffat Colin Bond John Goss Peter Brock Allan Moffat Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Peter Brock Allan Moffat Allan Moffat Peter Brock/Larry Perkins Jim Richards/Tony Longhurst George Fury/Glenn Seton George Fury/Terry Shiel Allan Moffat/Gregg Hansford Jim Richards/Mark Skaife Glenn Seton/George Fury Mark Gibbs/Rohan Onslow Larry Perkins/Steve Harrington Geoff Brabham/David Parsons Dick Johnson/John Bowe Dick Johnson/John Bowe Craig Lowndes/Greg Murphy Greg Murphy/Craig Lowndes Larry Perkins/Russell Ingall Mark Skaife/Todd Kelly Marcos Ambrose/Greg Ritter Craig Lowndes/Yvan Muller Jason Bright/Mark Winterbottom Craig Lowndes/Jamie Whincup Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell Mark Winterbottom/Steve Owen Garth Tander/Warren Luff Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell

Alec Mildren Racing Alec Mildren Racing Bill Patterson Motors Ford Motor Company Ford Motor Company Holden Dealer Team McLeod Ford Holden Dealer Team Allan Moffat Racing Gown-Hindhaugh Motors Team Brock Bill Patterson Racing Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Holden Dealer Team Allan Moffat Racing Allan Moffat Racing Holden Dealer Team JPS Team BMW Nissan Motorsport Nissan Motorsport Allan Moffat Racing Nissan Motorsport Glenn Seton Racing Bob Forbes Racing Perkins Engineering Glenn Seton Racing Dick Johnson Racing Dick Johnson Racing Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Perkins Engineering Holden Racing Team Stone Brothers Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Ford Performance Racing Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering Prodrive Racing Australia Holden Racing Team Prodrive Racing Australia Triple Eight Race Engineering

Alfa Romeo TI Super Alfa Romeo TI Super Holden GTS 327 Monaro Ford XW GT-HO Falcon Ford XW GT-HO Ph II Falcon Holden XU-1 Torana Ford XY GT-HO Ph III Falcon Holden XU-1 Torana Ford XB GT Falcon Holden L34 Torana Holden L34 Torana Holden A9X Torana Holden A9X Torana Holden A9X Torana Holden VB Commodore Holden VC Commodore Mazda RX-7 Mazda RX-7 Holden VK Commodore BMW 635CSi Nissan Skyline Turbo Nissan Skyline Turbo Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan Skyline GTS-R Ford Sierra RS500 Nissan Skyline GT-R Holden VL SS Group A SV Commodore Ford EB Falcon Ford EB Falcon Ford EF Falcon Holden VR Commodore Holden VS Commodore Holden VT Commodore Holden VY Commodore Ford BA Falcon Ford BA Falcon Ford BA Falcon Ford BF Falcon Holden VE Commodore Holden VF Commodore Holden VF Commodore Ford FG X Falcon Holden VF Commodore Ford FG X Falcon Holden ZB Commodore

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MOST WINS 9 Peter Brock 6 Allan Moffat 5 Craig Lowndes 4 Jamie Whincup 3 George Fury, Larry Perkins, Paul Dumbrell 2 Jim Richards, Glenn Seton, Dick Johnson, John Bowe, Greg Murphy, Mark Skaife, Mark Winterbottom, Warren Luff MOST WINS IN A ROW 7 Peter Brock (1975-1981)

QUEENSLAND 500 RACE WINNERS 1999 2000 2001 2002

Russell Ingall/Larry Perkins Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife Steven Johnson/Paul Radisich David Besnard/Simon Wills

Perkins Engineering Holden Racing Team Dick Johnson Racing Stone Brothers Racing

Holden VT Commodore Holden VT Commodore Ford AU Falcon Ford AU Falcon

PHILLIP ISLAND 500 RACE WINNERS 2008 2009 2010 2011

Garth Tander/Mark Skaife Garth Tander/Will Davison Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife Craig Lowndes/Mark Skaife

Holden Racing Team Holden Racing Team Triple Eight Race Engineering Triple Eight Race Engineering

Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore Holden VE Commodore

MOST WINS PER MAKE 21 Holden 15 Ford 4 Nissan 2 Alfa Romeo, Mazda, BMW MOST PODIUMS 11 Peter Brock 10 Allan Moffat 9 Craig Lowndes 8 Larry Perkins 7 Jamie Whincup 5 Dick Johnson, John Bowe, George Fury, Mark Skaife, Warren Luff 4 Jim Richards, Murray Carter, Allan Grice, Glenn Seton, Greg Murphy, Paul Dumbrell 3 Alan Jones, Fred Gibson, Colin Bond, John Harvey, Steve Harrington, Gregg Hansford, David Parsons, Tomas Mezera, Russell Ingall, Todd Kelly, Rick Kelly, Mark Winterbottom, Steve Owen, Shane van Gisbergen, Steven Richards 2 Tony Roberts, Barry Seton, Bob Morris, Tony Longhurst, Terry Shiel, Denny Hulme, Graeme Bowkett, Charlie O’Brien, Kevin Waldock, Peter Fitzgerald, Steven Johnson, Jason Bright, Garth Tander, Jonathan Webb, Will Davison, Alexandre Prémat, Chaz Mostert MOST POLE POSITIONS 9 Peter Brock 5 Dick Johnson, Allan Moffat 3 Jamie Whincup, Paul Dumbrell 2 Colin Bond, Craig Lowndes, Garth Tander, Luke Youlden MOST WINS FROM POLE POSITION 3 Peter Brock (1978-1980) MOST POLE POSITIONS IN A ROW 5 Allan Moffat (1969-1973) BIGGEST WINNING MARGIN 7 laps Ralph Sach/Roberto Bussinello ahead of Peter Manton/Brian Foley in 1964

Peter Brock was the master at Sandown.

CLOSEST FINISHING MARGIN 0.1586 seconds Jason Bright/Mark Winterbottom ahead of Rick Kelly/Todd Kelly in 2006 MOST WINS IN A ROW FOR MAKE 7 Holden (1975-1981) MOST POLES IN A ROW FOR MAKE 6 Holden (1974-1979), Ford (1987-1992), Holden (1993-1998) BEST RESULT FOR MAKE 1st to 7th Holden in 1975

Brock crossing the line to win the Sandown enduro in 1973.

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ENDURANCE CUP WINNERS

1981

EVENT WINNERS Adelaide 250: Peter Brock – Holden VC Commodore Oran Park 250: Dick Johnson – Ford XD Falcon Sandown 400: Peter Brock – Holden VC Commodore Surfers Paradise 300: Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7

Champion

Toyota – Toyota Celica (Class C)* *Awarded to the manufacturer with the most points across all classes from four events, Bathurst 1000 not included.

1982

EVENT WINNERS Oran Park 250: Bob Morris – Ford XE Falcon

Sandown 400: Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7 Bathurst 1000: Peter Brock/Larry Perkins – Holden VH Commodore SS Surfers Paradise 300: Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7 Adelaide 300: Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7

Champion

Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7

1983

EVENT WINNERS Amaroo Park 300: George Fury – Nissan Bluebird Oran Park 250: George Fury – Nissan Bluebird Sandown 400: Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7 Bathurst 1000: Peter Brock/Larry Perkins/John Harvey –

Holden VH Commodore SS Surfers Paradise 300: Allan Grice – Holden VH Commodore SS Adelaide 300: Peter Brock – Holden VH Commodore SS

Champion

Peter McLeod – Mazda RX-7

1984

EVENT WINNERS Amaroo Park 300: Gary Scott – Nissan Bluebird Oran Park 250: Allan Moffat/Gregg Hansford – Mazda RX-7 Sandown 500: Peter Brock/Larry Perkins – Holden VK Commodore Bathurst 1000: Peter Brock/Larry Perkins – Holden VK Commodore

Surfers Paradise 300: Peter Brock – Holden VK Commodore

Champion

Allan Moffat – Mazda RX-7

1985

EVENT WINNERS Amaroo Park 300: Jim Richards – BMW 635 CSi Oran Park 250: Jim Richards – BMW 635 CSi Sandown 500: Jim Richards/Tony Longhurst – BMW 635 CSi Bathurst 1000: John Goss/Armin Hahne – Jaguar XJ-S Surfers Paradise 300: Jim Richards – BMW 635 CSi

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Jim Richards – BMW 635 CSi

Steven Richards and Craig Lowndes, winners of the 2018 PIRTEK Enduro Cup.

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1986

EVENT WINNERS Amaroo Park 300: Jim Richards – BMW 635 CSi Surfers Paradise 300: George Fury/Glenn Seton – Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Sandown 500: George Fury/Glenn Seton – Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Bathurst 1000: Allan Grice/Graeme Bailey – Holden VK Commodore SS Group A Calder Park 300: George Fury/Glenn Seton – Nissan Skyline DR30 RS Oran Park 250: George Fury – Nissan Skyline DR30 RS

Champion

Jim Richards – BMW 635 CSi

1990

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Glenn Seton/George Fury – Ford Sierra RS500 Bathurst 1000: Win Percy/Allan Grice – Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV Sydney (Eastern Creek) 500: Larry Perkins/Tomas Mezera – Holden VL Commodore SS Group A SV

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Glenn Seton – Ford Sierra RS500

1991

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Mark Gibbs/Rohan Onslow – Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R Bathurst 1000: Jim Richards/Mark Skaife – Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

Champion

Mark Gibbs/Rohan Onslow – Nissan Skyline R32 GT-R

2013

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – Holden VF Commodore Bathurst 1000: Mark Winterbottom/Steven Richards – Ford FG Falcon Gold Coast 600: David Reynolds/Dean Canto – Ford FG Falcon

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Craig Lowndes/Warren Luff – Holden VF Commodore

2014

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – Holden VF Commodore Bathurst 1000:

Chaz Mostert/Paul Morris – Ford FG Falcon Gold Coast 600: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – Holden VF Commodore

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Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – Holden VF Commodore

2015

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Mark Winterbottom/Steve Owen – Ford FG X Falcon Bathurst 1000: Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards – Holden VF Commodore Gold Coast 600: James Courtney/Jack Perkins – Holden VF Commodore

Champion

Garth Tander/Warren Luff – Holden VF Commodore

2016

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Garth Tander/Warren Luff – Holden VF Commodore Bathurst 1000: Will Davison/Jonathon Webb – Holden VF Commodore Gold Coast 600: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – Holden VF Commodore

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Shane van Gisbergen/Alexandre Prémat – Holden VF Commodore

2017

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Cameron Waters/Richie Stanaway – Ford FG X Falcon Bathurst 1000: David Reynolds/Luke Youlden – Holden VF Commodore Gold Coast 600: Scott McLaughlin/Alexandre Prémat – Ford FG X Falcon

Champion

Chaz Mostert/Steve Owen – Ford FG X Falcon

2018

EVENT WINNERS Sandown 500: Jamie Whincup/Paul Dumbrell – Holden ZB Commodore Bathurst 1000: Craig Lowndes/Steven Richards – Holden ZB Commodore Gold Coast 600: Chaz Mostert/James Moffat – Ford FG X Falcon

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The 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup will be a crucial test in the careers of a number of up and coming drivers, thrown into the deep-end at Bathurst with the opportunity to impress in the main game. These are their stories...

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he season of endurance is a chance for the rising stars of Supercars to make a name for themselves. With no warm-up event before Bathurst, the pressure will be on the youngsters to not only get up to speed but also impress. These are the young drivers to watch in the 2019 PIRTEK Enduro Cup:

JAKE KOSTECKI & BRODIE KOSTECKI

The Kosteckis have become regulars in the Dunlop Super2 Series in recent years, with brothers Kurt and Jake and cousin Brodie becoming a part of the furniture in the second-tier category.

This season saw Kurt break off from the family operation to join Triple Eight Race Engineering’s Dunlop Super2 Series team, whilst Jake and Brodie stayed to team up in this season’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup in a wildcard entry. Jake has been a regular in the top 10 in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2019. Brodie started the season with a race win in Adelaide, though he bowed out of the championship with his car converted into the ZB Commodore that the cousins will pilot this endurance season. The Kosteckis have found themselves a backer for their maiden campaign with Boost Mobile coming aboard as title sponsor for Bathurst, in what is a momentous

occasion for Kostecki Brothers Racing. With both Kosteckis hitting career-best form this season, they and the team will be out to prove they aren’t out of place in the main game.

WILL BROWN

Brown burst onto the scene in 2016, taking out both the Toyota 86 Series and Formula 4 Series championships. The Toowoomba native followed this up with an impressive Dunlop Super2 Series debut season with Eggleston Motorsport in 2017, taking six top-10 finishes in his first six races on his way to ninth in the championship and the Mike Kable Young Gun Award. He stepped up into the main game in 2018 alongside Anton De Pasquale at Erebus Motorsport. Strong runs were counteracted by bad luck at Bathurst and a mistake that resulted in a hefty accident on the Gold Coast, but Brown gave a good account for himself and returns to the #99 for this year’s PIRTEK Enduro Cup. Brown is in his third Dunlop Super2 Series tilt in 2019, in addition to a successful campaign in the inaugural TCR Australia Series. The De Pasquale-Brown combination impressed at Bathurst last season, so look for the #99 entry to be at the forefront of this endurance season. With Brown’s name being linked with a few main-game seats, another strong endurance run could strengthen his case for a full-time drive in 2020.

THOMAS RANDLE

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entry for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup. The 23-year-old from Melbourne comes from a racing background with father Dean being a successful Sports Sedan runner for several years. The second-generation racer began in the Australian Formula Ford and Formula 4 Series before heading overseas, having run competitively in British Formula 3 and the Formula Renault Eurocup before returning to Australia last year to race for Tickford Racing in the Dunlop Super2 Series. He was awarded the Mike Kable Young Gun Award in 2018 following a strong rookie campaign in the Dunlop Super2 Series. Despite a slow start to 2019, Randle has broken through in recent rounds by running at the front-end of the field on a more consistent basis. In preparation for his endurance role, Randle made a main-game wildcard start at The Bend Motorsport Park, gaining valuable experience before Bathurst. Much is expected of Randle, in a car that has been at the front of the field all season, so the stage is set for him to make a big impression.

BRYCE FULLWOOD

Twenty-one-year-old Fullwood is the next in a long line of talents to pass through the doors of MW Motorsport. Since entering the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2015, Fullwood has been at the front of the pack for the most part of the last five seasons. Fullwood has stepped up in 2019, putting together an extremely strong Dunlop Super2 Series campaign that sees him lead the championship by a large margin. The Darwin native teams up with one of the quiet achievers of the 2019 season in André Heimgartner at Kelly Racing. This year’s endurance campaign is Fullwood’s second in the main game, having made his debut alongside Todd Hazelwood at Matt Stone Racing in 2018. With Fullwood racing the Altima to wins in the Dunlop Super2 Series, he is relishing the chance to get behind the wheel of the #7 entry. “Kelly Racing is a very big operation and have been in the motorsport game for a long time, so I’m really excited to learn from the team and, obviously, André has had a good year so far and is one of the leading cars in the team,” he says. “I’m really keen to learn from these people that have a lot more experience than I do.” SUPERCAR XTRA

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Given the speed that both Heimgartner and Fullwood have shown in their respective campaigns this season, this pairing could be a darkhorse come the endurance events. And if Fullwood continues his stellar form in the Dunlop Super2 Series, he could be another name that pops up in the silly season mix.

ALEX RULLO

Rullo has a heap of experience in Supercars, debuting in the main game as a 16-year-old with Lucas Dumbrell Motorsport in 2017. The West Australian moved back to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2018, finishing fourth in the championship, in addition to an endurance campaign with Nissan Motorsport. Rullo returns to the #78 Nissan Altima, teaming up with Simona De Silvestro for a second straight season after recording a respectable 14th place at Bathurst last year. “It’s great to be able to partner with Simona once again for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup; I’m stoked that the team chose to put me in their Supercar again, and Simona has been good to work with in the past,” he says.

With Rullo potentially looking to return to the Dunlop Super2 Series next season, a respectable showing will help his cause.

JACK SMITH

Smith enters his first endurance campaign with a wealth of experience considering he’s only 20 years of age. With championship wins in Super3 and New Zealand’s BNT V8 Series, Smith has been one to watch over the past few seasons. The Queenslander has clocked up the kilometres this season in preparation for his PIRTEK Enduro Cup debut, having competed in four main-game wildcard event starts for Brad Jones Racing (BJR) in addition to his commitments in the Dunlop Super2 Series. However, Smith steps out of the BJR fold for the PIRTEK Enduro Cup, teaming up with Todd Hazelwood at Matt Stone Racing.

While Smith has gained valuable experience with his main-game outings, the switch of teams within the same season presents a big challenge. “I’ve never really driven any Supercar other than a BJR car, apart from a brief stint with Paul Morris, so I’m really looking forward to meeting the team and driving the car,” he says. “I’ve known Todd for a little bit now and think he’s a really good guy, so I’m excited to work with another young driver.” With Hazelwood and Matt Stone Racing setting good pace at certain stages this season, the pair could be a surprise contender in the long-distance races. And with Smith’s name also mentioned in the silly season rumour mill, a strong showing could help his case in stepping up to the main game on a full-time basis in 2020.

RICHARD MUSCAT

Muscat is the oldest member on this list at 27 years of age, though he too is waiting for his chance to impress in a Supercar on a more regular basis. The Victorian returns to the Garry Rogers Motorsport fold for his third PIRTEK Enduro Cup, partnering James Golding for the second year running. A talented sportscar driver, Muscat has been competing in the Lamborghini Super Trofeo Asia Series in 2019 following top 10 championship finishes in the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2016 and 2017 in addition to an Australian GT title with Erebus Motorsport in 2014. To remind Supercars team bosses of his talent, Muscat will be looking for another top-10 finish at Bathurst following eighth place in 2018, in what would be an improvement for the struggling Garry Rogers Motorsport.

“IT’S GREAT TO BE ABLE TO PARTNER WITH SIMONA ONCE AGAIN FOR THE PIRTEK ENDURO CUP.” ALEX RULLO

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THE MIX WORDS John Bannon IMAGES Peter Norton, Garry Rogers Motorsport

It’s been a long road back for Kiwi Chris Pither after a serious practice crash at Bathurst in 2008 put his career on hold. More than 10 years on, the 32-year-old is the only driver to have his name on both Dunlop Super2 Series and Australian V8 Ute Racing Series trophies. After being sidelined at the start of 2019, he’s eager to prove once again that he belongs in the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship.

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here’s no golden ticket to the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship. Not even winning the Dunlop Super2 Series guarantees you a seat in the main game. After claiming the second-tier title last season, Chris Pither began 2019 on the sidelines. As it has panned out, though, while it may have been a quiet start to the year for the New Zealander, he’s been making up for lost time. He received the call up

to fill in at Garry Rogers Motorsport (GRM) at Winton and Darwin after regular driver Richie Stanaway withdrew with a neck injury. In his first Supercars race of the year, Pither dragged the #33 Commodore from the back of the grid in qualifying to a then equal seasonbest 14th in the race. Just a week earlier, Pither contested the first round of the all-new TCR Australia Series in a GRM-prepared Renault Megane RS.

Pither replaced the injured Richie Stanaway at Winton and Darwin in 2019.

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“It’s a great feeling to continue our successful relationship since winning the Dunlop Super2 Series last year,” he says. “GRM is a fantastic team and very supportive of its drivers and staff. I’m very pleased to continue to drive with them.” Despite Pither missing out on a full-time Supercars drive with the team, GRM was happy to keep Pither in the fold. “Chris is a genuine talent,” says team owner Garry Rogers. “He is fast, smart and very dedicated. He is everything you want in a race driver.” The 2018 Dunlop Super2 Series champion has taken the long road to being a driver in demand. The now 32-year-old arrived on the Supercars scene with Team Kiwi in 2006. An endurance campaign for Paul Morris Motorsport alongside fellow New Zealander Fabian Coulthard followed in 2007 before a massive practice accident at Bathurst in 2008. The Palmerston North-born driver sat out from the sport in 2009, before rebuilding his career in the New Zealand V8 Ute Championship Series, claiming the title in 2010. He returned to Australia the following year and duly took out the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series in 2011. Pither’s instant success in utes earned him a recall to the Supercars ranks, and he secured an endurance drive alongside David Wall at Brad Jones Racing in 2012. He made two main-game starts with Super Black Racing at the end of 2015 before a full championship campaign in 2016, with the season highlight being a pole position at Queensland Raceway. The team folded at the end of the year after team owner Tony Lentino passed away mid-season. A further enduro drive followed in 2017 with Erebus Motorsport, which yielded an excellent fourth at Bathurst alongside Dale Wood. Pither returned to the Dunlop Super2 Series in 2018, this time with GRM, in addition to a PIRTEK Enduro Cup campaign alongside veteran Garth Tander. Now with several years of Supercars experience under his belt, he was pleased to finally claim a title in a Supercar. “I’m relaxed more than anything else having got it [the title] finished and I can go out there again knowing I’ve got it all over and done with,” he says. “I feel relaxed because it’s all done and dusted and we managed to achieve what we aimed to do. I’d probably be more emotional if I didn’t win it, to be honest. “We came into the year and that [the championship] was the goal. So I’d be lying if I said I wasn’t a little bit nervous coming 62

ABOVE: Pole position with Super Black Racing at Queensland Raceway in 2016 showed Pither’s talent in Supercars.

into the event but at the same time I was just focussed on that one thing and really ticking the box.” Newcastle was a remarkable weekend for New Zealanders, with compatriot Scott McLaughlin winning his first Virgin Australia Supercars Championship just a few hours after Pither’s triumph. “Kiwis can fly,” exclaims Pither. “We’re lucky in New Zealand. We have lots of race tracks, and I think a lot of Kiwis are very passionate about cars and engineering. I can’t pinpoint why lots of Kiwis are out there doing it [winning championships] for the size of the country. But it’s pretty exciting that Kiwis won both [Supercars’] championships.” The championship wins by Pither and McLaughlin in Australia’s two top Supercar categories created a unique piece of history for Kiwi fans. “I don’t think both the Dunlop Super2 Series and the Virgin Australia Supercars Championship had been won by Kiwis before in the same year,” says Pither. “So that is pretty unique and I think there will be some Kiwis celebrating pretty hard. Kiwis in general are pretty passionate about cars and motor racing, and that shows with the amount of Kiwis that are over here [in Australia] competing in different series. It’s an exciting thing and it’s the icing on the cake to get it done. “You always back your fellow countryman. We talk to each other regularly and definitely support each other’s endeavours. I think there’s a little misconception about what we do between events. “Everyone is busy like the mechanics and the rest of the crew are flat out with the

cars. The drivers also train hard and have different commitments. “So we don’t really see each other between events, but we are always watching out for what each other is doing and there’s definitely a few text messages flying around between the Kiwis.” Another unique piece of history for Pither is that he became the only driver to win the Australian V8 Ute Racing Series (these days the ECB SuperUtes Series) and the Dunlop Super2 Series. At 32 Pither may no longer be a young rising star, but he still has the combination of youth and importantly extensive experience to be a valuable asset to a Supercars team. And he is still aiming for a return to the main game on a full-time basis. “Supercars is my goal and winning the feeder category gives myself the best shot of stepping up,” he says. “You obviously want to know that you can do the job at this level before putting yourself into the main series. “Looking back on 2016 with Super Black Racing, it was a great year although we ended up tapering off towards the end of the season once the drive was going to evaporate. “To that point, especially at QR [Queensland Raceway] we were getting some really strong results, and I felt it was a great rookie year. “I’d love to have done a second or third year to really reach my potential. You need that second and third year to really get the most out of yourself. “I’d love to have another go in the main series, but we’ll just have to wait and see if any opportunities present themselves.”

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Murphy and Kelly are one of just five pairings to go back-to-back in the Bathurst 500/1000 with victories in 2003 and 2004, recording a perfect strike-rate from their only two seasons as co-drivers.

9 CRAIG LOWNDES & STEVEN RICHARDS

The veterans teamed up for five seasons from 2014 to 2018, adding to their Bathurst 1000 tallies with wins in 2015 and 2018 while also taking out the PIRTEK Enduro Cup in their final outing as a combination. 8

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Lowndes and Skaife won the Queensland 500 for the Holden Racing Team in 2000, though they had more success in their second stint together at Triple Eight Race Engineering in 2010 and 2011 with two wins in the Phillip Island 500 and victory in the Bathurst 1000 in 2010. Richards and Skaife were unstoppable in 1991 and 1992, winning both championships and back-to-back Bathurst 1000s. They reunited in 2002 to win a third Bathurst 1000 together, in addition to a win in the Sandown 500 in 1989. 4

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The first endurance masters won the Armstrong 500 at Phillip Island in 1961 and 1962 and continued their winning run when the event moved to the Mount Panorama Circuit, Bathurst, in 1963. Perkins and Ingall won Bathurst in their first attempt as co-drivers in 1995, going on to win again in 1997. They also won the Sandown 500 in 1998 and Queensland 500 in 1999 in their seven years together.

Brock and Perkins scored a hat-trick of wins at Bathurst between 1982 and 1984, albeit with the assistance of a second car in 1983. The high point was 1984 with victory in the first Sandown enduro run to 500 kilometres followed by the third win at Bathurst in the famed Group C Holden VK Commodore.

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Johnson and Bowe were co-drivers for a 10-year period from 1988 to 1997, winning the Bathurst 1000 in 1989 and 1994 and the Sandown 500 in back-to-back years in 1994 and 1995.

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1/18 1966 Pony Mustang – Wimbledon White with Red Interior

18654

1/18 Holden VK Commodore – 1986 Wellington 500 Winner Brock / Moffat

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Debtor ID___________________________

Order No.__________________________

Rep Name__________________________

Order Date___December 02, 2017

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Classic Carlectables Description

18644

1/18 1966 Pony Mustang – Wimbledon White with Red Interior

18654

1/18 Holden VK Commodore – 1986 Wellington 500 Winner Brock / Moffat

Scheduled Production

Due

750

2 Qtr 2018

1,000

2 Qtr 2018

nd

nd

W/S $

RRP $

149.00

259.00

149.00

259.00

November 2017 - Order Form No.1

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Customer___Pole Position P/L

Debtor ID___________________________

Order No.__________________________

Rep Name__________________________

Order Date___December 02, 2017

Delivery Date________________________

Classic Carlectables Description

18644

1/18 1966 Pony Mustang – Wimbledon White with Red Interior

18654

1/18 Holden VK Commodore – 1986 Wellington 500 Winner Brock / Moffat

Orders can be made by: Mail: Southern Model Supplies PO Box 405 Melrose Park SA 5039

Fax: 08 8277 6252 E-mail: sales@southernmodels.com.au

Mail: Southern Model Supplies PO Box 405 Melrose Park SA 5039

∗∗∗ IMPORTANT NOTE ∗∗∗ Please place your orders by return email, fax or post only. Phone orders will no longer be accepted.

2 Qtr 2018

1,000

2 Qtr 2018

nd

nd

W/S $

RRP $

149.00

259.00

149.00

259.00

November DELIVERIES

18612

1/18 Holden VS Commodore – 1997 Bathurst 1000 - Lowndes / Murphy

750

Sold Out

18636

1/18 Retro Ford XY Falcon GT-HO Phase III

1000

Sold Out

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1/18 Holden VS Commodore – 1997 Bathurst 1000 - Lowndes / Murphy

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1000

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